Emotionally Healthy Twins

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Most parents try to treat their twins as individuals, but most unwittingly undermine their best intentions because they lack a practical set of guidelines for raising emotionally healthy multiples. Drawing on her unique experience as a twin, the mother of twins, and as a psychotherapist, Dr. Joan A. Friedman outlines the seven key concepts for helping twins develop into self-realized, unique individuals and offers parents specific strategies for each stage in their children’s growth. From how to set up the ...

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Emotionally Healthy Twins: A New Philosophy for Parenting Two Unique Children

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Overview

Most parents try to treat their twins as individuals, but most unwittingly undermine their best intentions because they lack a practical set of guidelines for raising emotionally healthy multiples. Drawing on her unique experience as a twin, the mother of twins, and as a psychotherapist, Dr. Joan A. Friedman outlines the seven key concepts for helping twins develop into self-realized, unique individuals and offers parents specific strategies for each stage in their children’s growth. From how to set up the nursery to handling playdates and extracurricular activities, from deciding on same or separate classroom education to encouraging grandparents and other family members to think beyond the pair to see individuals, Emotionally Healthy Twins will become the standard reference for parenting twins.

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"[A] wonderful resource.”Staten Island Advance

“For anyone expecting or raising multiples, this book needs to be on their recommended reading list!...An important addition to the reading resources for anyone raising their multiples.”—MultipleBirthsFamilies.com

“[Friedman’s] tone is both authoritative and kind. This book is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the complex psychological issues that twins and their parents face Armed with excellent strategies, Friedman shares her experience and knowledge to help parents combat their misguided impulses. This book gives me hope that life will be easier for the next generation of twins.”—California Society for Clinical Social Work’s “Clinical Update” newsletter

“Full of information and very handy and practical tips It is richly flavored with tips and tricks that are certainly very practical for the busy parents of twins...Friedman’s book makes a valuable and novel contribution to the twin parenting literature and is one that I will recommend to other parents of twin and indeed to parents of multiple singletons.”Twin Research and Human Genetics

“Offers advice to frazzled parents.”—Brooklyn Daily Eagle

“A wonderfully enlightening book that brings raising twins into the 21st Century.”—Mad about Multiples blog

“Well worth a read…Thought-provoking.”—Twins, Triplets, and More, 8/08

“An excellent book.” —TwinsTalk.com, 8/27/08

“Will become the standard reference for parenting twins.”—TWINS, October 2008

“Will become the standard reference for parenting twins.”—Twins, July 2009
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738210872
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 2/11/2008
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 693,056
  • Product dimensions: 5.53 (w) x 8.29 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

In her practice as a therapist, Joan A. Friedman, Ph.D., specializes in dealing with twin-related issues. She lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and five children.

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Table of Contents

Two Unique Children     1
Mentally Preparing for Two Separate Babies     17
Babyhood     47
Fathers and Babies, Fathers and Mothers     81
The Preschool Years     101
Elementary School Kids     137
Preteens and Teens     165
Two Young Adults     193
Resource Guide     223
Acknowledgments     225
Index     229
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