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Parenting School-Age Twins and Multiples : Family & Relationships - Christina Baglivi Tinglof

Parenting School-Age Twins and Multiples

Family & Relationships


Published: 10th January 2007
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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 relationships
  • Discipline effectively
  • Deal with one child developing faster than the other
  • Manage common speech and reading difficulties

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Understanding the Intratwin Relationshipp. 1
The Six Subgroups of Twinningp. 2
The Twin Bondp. 10
Nature Versus Nurture: The Big Debatep. 15
The Twin Advantage: The Real Storyp. 22
A Friend for Lifep. 28
Developing Identity and Promoting Individualityp. 29
Identity Challenges for Twins and Multiplesp. 30
Promoting Individualityp. 36
Multiples and Friendshipsp. 47
When One Twin Dominates the Otherp. 59
Providing Privacyp. 64
Sometimes "I" and Sometimes "We"p. 69
Double Disciplinep. 71
Managing Multiple Childrenp. 72
Tween and Teen Multiples: Are They Harder to Discipline?p. 81
You've Got It Under Controlp. 86
Multiples and Educationp. 89
Kindergarten Readinessp. 90
Separate or Together?p. 96
When Multiples Differ in Abilityp. 115
Learning Difficultiesp. 121
School Is Now in Sessionp. 127
Combating Competition and Promoting Cooperationp. 129
What Is Sibling Rivalry?p. 130
The Positive Side to Twin Competitivenessp. 145
And They All Lived Happily Ever Afterp. 149
Rethinking Fairness and Fighting Favoritismp. 151
I Just Want to Be Fairp. 152
Understanding Favoritismp. 158
All's Fair That's Not Fairp. 168
When They Reach Puberty: Multiples as Teenagersp. 169
The Advantages of Being a Teenage Multiplep. 170
The Challenges of Being a Teenage Multiplep. 173
The Twin Bodyp. 190
Two Times the Hormones and Two Times the Funp. 195
Family Relationships: Mom, Dad, and the Single-Born Siblingsp. 197
Family Dynamics 101p. 198
The Siblingsp. 203
The Parentsp. 212
One Big, Happy Familyp. 219
Bibliographyp. 221
Indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9780071469029
ISBN-10: 0071469028
Series: Family & Relationships
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 10th January 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 15.5  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1