Tag Archives: separating twins

Should I Put My Identical Twins Back in Class Together?

Question of the Week: Our six-year-old identical girls are coming to the end of their school year having been split for the first time. They were pretty independent before but we can now see worrying signs that they have become clingy and regressed socially since they have been separated. They are also not doing as […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is It Time to Separate Your Twins in School? 10 Signs

By far, the number one concern of parents with school-age twins and higher-order multiples centers on classroom placement. Namely, should you separate your twins in school or have them share the same classroom? Thankfully in recent years more and more school districts are allowing parents to make this very personal decision for their kids. Whew! […]

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 […]

When One Twin Spends a Night Away Is It Harder for Mom or Cotwin?

About a year ago, I wrote a blog post that discussed a twin dilemma. Namely, why do singleton children often spend a night away from their families from a much earlier age than twins? It was definitely the case with my own fraternal twin boys, who by age 15 had never spent a night apart while their […]

Twins Always Have a Play Mate: A Double-Edge Sword?

When you’re the parent to young twins or triplets, you rarely if ever hear the words, “I’m bored. Can you play with me?” Having built-in play mates is a definite perk when you’re a busy parent of multiples. Young twins and triplets can entertain each other for hours giving you a moment to catch your breath, or at […]

10 Things Teachers Need to Know About the Twins in Their Classrooms

This fall, my twins will take honors biology. Together. They’ll also take honors geometry. Together.  If we had our preference, they’d be in separate classes but since their school is small, it only offers one honors class per subject so we’re stuck. But they won’t be the only multiples in those classes—another pair of twins will be […]