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Raising Twins: From Pregnancy to Preschool:
     

Raising Twins: From Pregnancy to Preschool:

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by Shelly Vaziri Flais
 

Even with years working as a pediatrician, Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD, FAAP, was nervous about what lay ahead when she was told she was pregnant with twins. Now, several years into parenting her twin boys, Dr Flais is sharing her wisdom and experience as a mom and her expertise as a doctor to help other parents prepare for and raise multiples with confidence. With

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Even with years working as a pediatrician, Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD, FAAP, was nervous about what lay ahead when she was told she was pregnant with twins. Now, several years into parenting her twin boys, Dr Flais is sharing her wisdom and experience as a mom and her expertise as a doctor to help other parents prepare for and raise multiples with confidence. With insightful stories from her own experiences coupled with important information only a pediatrician can offer, Raising Twins will help parents

Prepare for the arrival of their twins
Survive the first few days and weeks with advice on sleep schedules, feeding choices, and finding support
Develop strategies to help successfully manage (and enjoy!) the first year of their twins’ lives
Negotiate the toddler years, including potty training, language development, big-kid beds, budgets, and discipline
Understand the world of their twins as they become preschoolers, including socialization inside and outside the family, encouraging individualism, discipline and sleep issues.

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"This is a valuable contribution that will pair nicely with other recent winners."  —BookSmack!, the online newsletter, LibraryJournal.com

"Helps parents of multiples hit the ground running and build their skills, efficiency, and confidence . . . This practical resource is a necessity for anyone caring for twins."  —Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP, coauthor, Food Fights and Heading Home with Your Newborn

"Who better to hold your hand and help prepare you for the multiple joys (and challenges) of parenting twins than a pediatrician-mom of twins?"  —Laura A. Jana, MD, FAAP, coauthor, Heading Home with Your Newborn

"Tandem feeding, duo sleeping, twin proofing, and double discipline are only a few of the many tips on raising twins covered in this handy must-have parenting guide . . . shares a double dose of practical information that I recommend all parents of multiples read prior to delivery and keep close at hand during the first few years."  —Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP, author, Mommy Calls; editor in chief, The Wonder Years

"Dr. Flais, from her own experiences, will teach you how to simplify, synchronize, and customize . . . parenting [your] twins. Her twin tips will help all families."  —Marc Weissbluth, MD, FAAP, author, Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, and Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins

"Pediatrician Flais, herself a mother of twins, presents a survival guide for parents in the first weeks and months of twin-rearing, as well as sensible advice for all stages of their children's development. From breastfeeding, napping, toilet training to discipline, her empowering and confident tone is neighborly and down-to-earth, keeping parents attuned to her if-I-can-do-it-so-can-you attitude."  —Publishers Weekly Online

Publishers Weekly
Raising a single baby is a major undertaking, but with twins there's often double the work-for the same number of parents. Pediatrician Flais, herself a mother of twins, presents a survival guide for parents in the first weeks and months of twin-rearing, as well as sensible advice for all stages of their children's development. From breastfeeding, napping, toilet training to discipline, her empowering and confident tone is neighborly and down-to-earth, keeping parents attuned to her if-I-can-do-it-so-can-you attitude. Sharing personal experiences and professional insight, each chapter is sprinkled with common sense to-dos and quick activities to expand on topics feeding, scheduling and seeking support. While much of the content here focuses on daily routine of twin care, Flais also encourages parents to foster independent identities in their kids: "give them plenty of opportunities to be individuals and pursue their own interests," and celebrate their different strengths and traits. Loving and bonding remains the most important factor in promoting lifelong well-being, but Flais gives parents sound advice for preparing and maintaining that loving environment while serving double duty.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581103441
Publisher:
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are Saying About This

Laura A. Jana
Who better to hold your hand and help prepare you for the multiple joys (and challenges) of parenting twins than a pediatrician mom of twins? (Laura A. Jana, MD, FAAP, coauthor, Heading Home with Your Newborn)
Marc Weissbluth
Dr. Flais, from her own experiences, will teach you how to simplify, synchronize, and customize ... parenting [your] twins. Her twin tips will help all families. (Marc Weissbluth, MD, FAAP, author, Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child and Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins)
Jennifer Shu
Helps parents of multiples hit the ground running and build their skills, efficiency, and confidence ... This practical resource is a necessity for anyone caring for twins. (Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP, coauthor, Food Fights and Heading Home with Your Newborn)
Tanya Remer Altmann
Tandem feeding, duo sleeping, twin proofing, and double discipline are only a few of the many tips on raising twins covered in this handy must-have parenting guide ... shares a double dose of practical information that I recommend all parents of multiples read prior to delivery and keep close at hand during the first few years. (Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP, author, Mommy Calls; editor in chief, The Wonder Years)

Meet the Author


Shelly Vaziri Flais: Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified pediatrician, wife, and mother of 4 children, including identical twin boys. She received a BA in History at Northwestern University in the Honors Program in Medical Education, and received her medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She performed her pediatrics internship and residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. As a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, she has clinical experience and practical know-how—her 4 children, all born within the span of 4 years, have been her best teachers.

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Raising Twins: From Pregnancy to Preschool: 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
MomOfThreeIL More than 1 year ago
Raising Twins is a practical, uplifting book that gives tons of specific tips on how to raise twins. Too many twins books focus on how much work it is, but Dr. Flais gives encouraging, been-there advice that I found very reassuring and helpful to my experience.
DadOfTwins More than 1 year ago
My wife and I have found Raising Twins to be extremely helpful. Dr. Flais' advice helped us to finally get our twins to sleep through the night! Sleep! Yes! We wish we had read it sooner. Raising Twins has really helped us to streamline our child care routine and gain control over the chaos. I highly recommend it.
tellabella More than 1 year ago
This is a very helpful book for parents of twins. Most baby books focus on how to deal with one baby, but this one provides good information and tips on how to juggle two at a time. Some of the rules for singletons just don't/can't apply when you have two (like "never wake a sleeping baby" - if you ever hope to get on a regular sleeping schedule, sometimes you have to wake one of the two!). I also like that we'll be able to use this for a few years, as it goes through preschool and our girls are just two months old yet.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We have two young children and are expecting twins. Raising Twins is an excellent resource for anyone expecting multiples! Dr. Flais gives good advice and helpful tips in her book. She uses realistic examples and a practical approach to many different situations. After reading her book, I feel more prepared to raise twins! This book is a must for anyone expecting multiples!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Raising Twins is full of specific, helpful advice on how to care for 2 babies at once. Dr. Flais is a mom of twins and 2 other children herself, and her tips speak from her experiences. It was fun and easy to read, too, and everything is in one place, which is great- moms of multiples do not have a lot of spare time for research!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read so far and hopefully will come in very handy.
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Momsponge More than 1 year ago
I would definitely recommend this book. I found it extremely useful for the first few months after the babies were born. I have yet to find a book regarding twins after the first year that is helpful. But I am glad I purchased this book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The subtitle states from pregnancy to preschool but less than one chapter is devoted to pregnancy. I purchased this book as soon as I found out I was pregnant with twins. I was hoping for information to help me have a successful pregnancy, but found this was not so. I also felt that even though the author is the mother of multiples, the information that she gives is not up-to-date. I did not finish reading it since most of the information is for after the babies' birth, but I will hold onto it in case it may come in handy in the future.