Parenting School-Age Twins and Multiples, Paperback Book

Parenting School-Age Twins and Multiples Paperback

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Real-world advice for when your twins' and multiples' concerns go beyond "Should they dress alike?"Should your twins be placed in the same homeroom at school?

Does one of your kids have a harder time making friends than the other?

How healthy is competition among your triplets? Christina Baglivi Tinglof, author of Double Duty and a mother of twins, expertly guides you through your kids' school years, from the first days of kindergarten to the always drama-filled years of high school. Drawing from the latest cutting-edge research and hundreds of parent-tested tips, Tinglof offers proven advice to:Encourage individuality Foster positive sibling relationshipsDiscipline effectivelyDeal with one child developing faster than the other Manage common speech and reading difficulties


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
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  • Category: Child care & upbringing
  • ISBN: 9780071469029

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EXCELLENT parenting book for parents of multiples from about age 4 through high school. This is the most original and most useful book on parenting multiple-birth children that I've read in several years. Tinglof has researched previous studies of multiple-birth children, and also interviewed about 60 families with twins and multiples from preschool through high school. She discusses the question of whether to separate twins in school, as I expected, but that's only one chapter of this book. What interested me more is Tinglof's lengthy and detailed discussions of multiples' relationships with each other and with their siblings. She examines potential differences between "fraternal" and "identical" twin pairs, and between same-gender and different-gender pairs, and the multiple relationships with triplets, quadruplets or more. The book talks about how these children's relationships may evolve as they grow older, hit puberty (possibly at different times) and develop friendships and dating relationships beyond the family. Tinglof devotes plenty of space to questions of promoting individuality, sibling competition versus cooperation, privacy, independence, discipline, fairness, and supporting the children as they develop different interests and abilities. There is a lot of material for parents to think about, far beyond the kind of superficial treatment I have generally read in parenting magazines or other books on younger multiple-birth children. Highly recommended.