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What it’s like to be a sibling of twins

  The development of twin children usually differs from that of singletons, due to the situation in which twins grow up. A search on the internet will easily lead us to information about competition, dominance, comparison between twins, or the … Continue reading

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Competition between twins or siblings: how to help them solve their problems

  Competition between twins or siblings can be hard to prevent. But maybe you can try to support your children by helping them deal with conflict situations. Here’s what you can do: Try to help your children to solve problems … Continue reading

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Articles about multiple births published in The New York

A free collection of articles about multiple births published in The New York Times! http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/health/diseasesconditionsandhealthtopics/multiple_births/index.html

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One blueprint, two souls. How do you become your own person when there is someone else—your twin—who is exactly the same?

Abigail Pogrebin is a mother, a New Yorker, a writer, a daughter, and a wife, but the role that has most defined her, she knows, is that of identical twin. In One and the Same, she weaves her quest to understand how … Continue reading

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Twinspiration for Twinparents

Twinspiration for Twinparents will be published later this  year. I am still looking for great twin pictures for my e-book. Please send your pictures to suzanne@twinsvideoblog.com More information about my book will be posted on this website.  

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ICOMBO Newsletter: news from around the world!

Here’s the newsletter of the International Council of Multiple Birth Organisations. ICOMBO Newsletter Jan 2013  

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International Multiple Birth Awareness Week

This upcoming week is International Multiple Birth Awareness Week! Wherever you live in the world, some of the issues of raising multiples are the same. How do we foster the unique bond between our multiple birth children while at the same … Continue reading

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Twins and School

In many primary schools in the Netherlands twins are being placed in separate classrooms. Most schools have written or unwritten rules that mandate this because teachers think that this is in the best interest of the children. However, recent studies … Continue reading

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Siamese or Conjoined Twins

Luckily, most twins are born healthy. But in some situations twin foetuses develop differently. A familiar example of differently developing twins is so called Conjoined twins (Siamese twins). Conjoined twins are twins with connected bodies, varying from a small piece … Continue reading

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Virtual Twins: No Genetic Relationship

Virtual twins are children who are raised together, but have no genetic relationship. They are also very close to each in age, with most researchers defining virtual twins as children less than nine months apart in age. They can come … Continue reading

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