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It's a fact: twins experience life differently than singleton children. They're compared to each other in everything from athletics to academics. They encounter unique social issues (what happens when one child is invited to a social outing while her twin is not?). They can even have difficulty forming deep relationships outside of the twinship. Yet, no book effectively helps parents navigate these unique emotional challenges until now.

In the first book written on the emotional needs of twins, Twinsight: How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Twins bypasses the usual discussions on how to pay for two tuitions (a conundrum, to be sure!) and instead tackles deeper questions: How do you help twins feel like individuals? Should they be expected to be each other's caretaker? How can a parent avoid comparing? How can you encourage relationships outside the twinship? And more!

Drawing on over 70 interviews with adult twins and their non-twin siblings, as well as expert insights from educators and psychologists and exhaustive research, author Dara Lovitz offers parents a definitive roadmap to raising emotionally healthy twins now and into the future.

©2018 Dara Lovitz (P)2018 Dara Lovitz

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Dad of 1 year old twins

This is a unique perspective into parenting for twins and not in a way you expect. The focus is mainly from the personal experiences of twins and how they felt about particular parenting style. I really appreciated the book covering a “wider view” rather than take you “step by step”. If you are looking for a book that covers how to handle the first two years, this isn’t it; rather this help you gather a mindset for the long term.

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Decent Dive into Twin Emotional Health

Focuses on what adult twins have said about their childhood.

The main takeaway is to treat your children as individuals, give them one on one time with you, help prevent people from constantly comparing them to each other, and enable them to have their own individual social relationships (independent of their twin).

A lot of this feels like common sense, but I I think that's easy to say in hindsight, and because excellent books like this has made this information more common knowledge.

I'd recommend the book, but also would say not to expect any life changing revelations.

Your twins are different people, listen to them, and do what's best for each of them individually.

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The narration is like listening to Siri read a book. It’s terrible. I really wanted to listen to this since I’m having twins but I couldn’t get past the narrator.

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Worth the read!

One of the more useful books on twins out there! I found lots of fresh insight for all ages and stages.

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So informative!

I have identical twin girls and this book gave me a better insight on how to raise my twins while focusing on their individuality and letting them explore as individuals and not always have to be a pair.

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Practical Advice for Parents of Multiples

Raising identical twins is challenging. It was helpful to learn from twins/experts practical ways to help them self-identify.
Even after reading other books, I'm walking away with new tools in my parenting toolbox.