Older Twins (Ages 3+)

What is the best way to celebrate twin birthdays? – Parenting Twins Article

What is the best way to celebrate twin birthdays? How can you help each twin feel special?Your goal should be to celebrate the uniqueness of each of your twins on their birthdays.A birthday is the day when you should celebrate that you’re happy someone is alive and a member of your family. With twins, you have an extra challenge of being able to uniquely celebrate each of their unique places in your family on their birthday.Remember that a child’s birthday…

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How to Select and Afford Day Care for Twins – Parenting Twins Article

One of the most frequent questions I receive is “how do we afford childcare for twins?”By its very nature, childcare is expensive. When you have twins (or twins and other children) these expenses can be unbearable.Let’s walk through some options, potential costs, and how you can navigate through the financial burdens of affording daycare for twins.Trusting Someone ElseBeyond the financial and logistic issues of childcare for your twins, one nagging concern lingers. How do you get over the hurdle of…

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What It Is Like Being An Identical Twin – Parenting Twins Article

Episode 200 of the Dad’s Guide to Twins Podcast Show NotesToday I celebrate the 200th episode of the Dad’s Guide to Twins Podcast by chatting with my identical twin daughters about what it is like being a twin, including answers to these questions:How do you feel about being a twin?Have you ever been away from your twin for a long period of time?Do you consider your twin your best friend?Are there any downsides of being a twin?Do you like being…

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Having More Kids After Twins – Parenting Twins Article

So now that you’ve had twins, are you done? Or will your family still grow? Getting pregnant after twins will bring some new challenges but things will generally be easier than with twins.Let’s look at what to expect when you’re having a singleton after twins.Why more kids after twins?Your personal decision to have more kids after twins is exactly that: a personal decision. Ignore what other people say like, “weren’t you done with twins?”Perhaps you feel that your family just…

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Having More Kids After Twins – Parenting Twins Article

So now that you’ve had twins, are you done? Or will your family still grow? Getting pregnant after twins will bring some new challenges but things will generally be easier than with twins.Let’s look at what to expect when you’re having a singleton after twins.Why more kids after twins?Your personal decision to have more kids after twins is exactly that: a personal decision. Ignore what other people say like, “weren’t you done with twins?”Perhaps you feel that your family just…

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Which twin is older? (and should you tell them) – Parenting Twins Article

As a parent of twins, I’m pretty sure that you know the answer to the question “which twin is older?” It is, of course, the child that was born first. Should you tell your twins which twin is the oldest? One of your twins is older than the other. But should you tell them who is older? Even though twins are born on the same day, one of them’s coming out of mom before the other. They could be seconds…

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Twin Identity Crisis at School – Parenting Twins Article

Last month my girls had an open house at school. It was a standard evening where we could meet the teachers, see their classrooms, and experience what the kids see each day. While I was walking down the hall with one of my identical twin girls, some other children approached from the other direction. One of the girls walking towards us greeted my daughter by calling her BOTH my twins’ names. Yes, this peer at school said “hi” and greeted…

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