Category Archives: Question of the Week

Should I Separate My Twins in Daycare?

Question of the Week: Q: I have been reading your blog for a bit and I have a question. Should I separate my twins daughters in daycare? I have 17-month twin daughters that go four days a week to daycare and share the same classroom. One of the caretakers tells me one twin (Amy) watches over her […]

What to Do When One Twin Excludes the Other

Question of the Week: Q: I have six-year-old twins that just finished first grade. One of my twins (“Twin A”) plays great with other kids, but always leaves the other twin out (“Twin B”). For example, at the pool this summer “Twin A” won’t allow “Twin B” to share the raft in the water or […]

Help! My Twins Constantly Compete For My Attention

Question of the Week: I have 23-month-old boy-girl twins, and recently over the past few months, they’ve both been competing for my attention and affection. My morning routine usually consists of cuddling with my early-bird son for about an hour, and then when my daughter wakes up, I like to cuddle with her. My son has been […]

How Can I Keep My Identical Twins Together in a New School?

Question of the Week: My identical twin girls are in the same kindergarten class at a small school and are doing very well together. But my husband has been transferred to a different city and the girls will be going to a much larger school next year. I want them to stay together in the […]

How to Help a Twin Deal With Disappointment

Question of the Week: Both of my six-year-old twin girls tried out for first-grade choir. One twin made the choir and the other didn’t. (She’s a little shy and cried instead of auditioning.) How do I help the one who didn’t make it cope with the disappointment? She often feels left out because of her […]

Should I Separate My Twin Girls in Kindergarten?

Question of the Week: I’m about to register my identical twin girls for kindergarten. They are very close and I’ve been told that to foster their independence I should separate them. One seems to lean on the other a lot so I can see how separate classrooms might be better in terms of preventing codependency. […]

Twins and School: When One Wants to Separate

Question of the Week: My identical twin girls are in second grade. The school tried to put them in separate classes last year without consulting us. This upset my girls very much so I pushed and had them put back into the same class. It’s midway through the year now and the school is suggesting […]

Can Twins Safely Sleep in the Same Crib?

Question of the Week: I have three-month-old identical twin boys. I had always planned on them sleeping together in the same crib but on the day we were discharged from the hospital after their birth, the staff said absolutely no sleeping together. I was devastated but the staff explained it was to prevent infant death. […]