Raising Twins: What Parents Want to Know (and What Twins Want to Tell Them)

Raising Twins: What Parents Want to Know (and What Twins Want to Tell Them)

by Eileen M Pearlman, Jill Alison Ganon

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Overview

Raising Twins guides you through the physical, emotional, and cognitive developmental differences and challenges specific to twins. Straightforward and reassuring, this book addresses the key issues that impact twins from babyhood all the way through adolescence:

  • Sharing and comparisons

  • Competition and rivalry

  • The "secret language" of twins

  • The good twin/bad twin myth

  • Teen-specific issues like dating and applying for college

  • And much more including lively, candid discussions with twins and their parents

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062736802
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/03/2000
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 819,438
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Eileen M. Pearlman, Ph.D., an identical twin, is a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist who also teaches and lectures nationally and internationally on multiple birth issues. She is the director of Twinsight, which provides counseling, workshops, and seminars to multiples and their families, and lives in Los Angeles.

Jill Alison Ganon is a writer and editor residing in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
The Biology of Twinning and Twin Development in Utero
1(12)
Twin Development
13(30)
Being the Parent of Twins
43(22)
Twin Myths
65(16)
The Balancing Act
81(20)
Twin Talk
101(14)
Twins Interacting
115(20)
Getting Down to Business
135(24)
Schooldays
159(26)
Teenage Twins
185(14)
Different Twins---Different Needs
199(10)
When a Twin Dies
209(18)
Epilogue More Talk 227(16)
Appendix A References 243(8)
Appendix B Resource Guide 251(8)
Index 259

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