Tag Archives: twins in school

7 Ways to Get Your Twins to Read More This Summer

We all know that getting our kids to read for pleasure is very important. But it can be a challenge to entice your twins to pick up a book during the lazy days of summer. After all, didn’t they just spend ten months stuck in a classroom? I’m sure you’ve heard the tips before—surround your children […]

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 […]

College Application Season: Double the Pressure

Way back when my twins were in fourth grade, they tackled their first research papers. Or, should I say we tackled them together. I say we because the fourth-grade teachers had their students do much of the work outside the classroom, and since my boys were clueless to the nuances of researching and writing a […]

Twins in School: Navigating the Parent-Teacher Conference

From mid-October through early November, nearly every school in the country hosts parent-teacher conference week. But should you sign up and go even if it means missing a few hours of work or finding a baby-sitter? Absolutely! Not only is the meeting a great opportunity to get a clearer picture of your twins’ academic strengths […]

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 […]

What’s It Like Being a Teenage Twin? Part 2

Over the Christmas break I sat down separately with my sixteen-year-old fraternal twin sons to ask them about their experiences growing up with each other. (You can read the first half of our conversation here.) While the beginning or our talk focused on their relationship and bond, this second installment focuses more on how others perceive […]

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 […]

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 […]