Tag Archives: boy-girl twins

When It Sucks to Be a Female Twin

Have you heard the news? Monaco’s Princess Charlene and husband Prince Albert II, welcomed newborn twins, Gabriella Therese Marie and Jacques Honore Rainier, into the world this past Wednesday. Now normally I don’t pay much attention to “royal news,” but this one caught my eye for it’s odd circumstances. Namely that Gabriella, who was born […]

Boy-Girl Twins: Should They Have Their Own Bedrooms?

Question of the Week: My daughter and husband have fraternal twins, a boy and girl who are now 5 years old. They are sleeping in the same bedroom and have been since birth. At what age should they have their own rooms? —D. F. Answer: Your question is one that inevitably pops up in all […]

Boy-Girl Twins: 5 Things Parents Need to Know

Out of all the twin types, boy-girl or opposite-sex twins have always been the most fascinating to me. After all, they get all the benefits of the twin bond without all the pressure. They have a play mate and confidant but by nature of their opposite sex, travel in different social circles and usually have […]

Do Identical Twins Have More Fun Than Fraternal Twins? Depends on Your Definition of “Fun”

Recently, I read an article in the Wall Street Journal that examined the difference in the level of attention that identical and fraternal twins receive. The reporter, covering the annual twins festival held this past August in Twinsburg, Ohio, wrote that the “festival exposed an inferiority complex that lurks in the world of twins. Some fraternal twins and their […]