Parenting twins and other multiples is an exciting challenge that requires unique strategies. From shopping for affordable equipment to handling frenzied mealtimes to grappling with school-day demands, parents need to be armed with as much practical information as possible. Here are the answers and resources you've been looking for.
"CONGRATULATIONS--YOU'RE EXPECTING TWINS!"
Remember when you first heard the news? After regaining the power of speech, you allowed the joy and anxious anticipation to settle in. Though family and friends simply suggest buying two of everything, parents of twins (triplets, quadruplets, right on up) need more than multiple strollers. For along with equipment, they need more facts, more advice, more patience, more support. Now help is here with The Art of Parenting Twins.
Whether you have just discovered you're expecting two (or more) babies, are about to give birth, are struggling through those incredible first weeks, or are engaged in the whirlwind of child-rearing, here are the answers and resources you've been looking for. Written by the president and founder of Twin Services, Inc., this complete up-to-date guide will give you the skills you need. The Art of Parenting Twins covers such vital issues as
- Bonding with more than one baby
- Breast-feeding techniques
- Coping with multiples
- Managing sibling rivalry
- Helping your children achieve independent identities
- Understanding the special twin relationship
- Financing your children's future
And much more--including the latest research on special health concerns, mental and physical development of twins, and social behavior.
Patricia Malmstrom is founder and president of Twin Services, Inc., and its affiliates--the TWINLINE telephone counseling service for parents and the Twinshock Training Curriculum and Network. She holds a graduate degree in early childhood and special education and is one of the foremost authorities on multiple births, serving as vice president of the International Society for Twin Studies.