Postnatal Education

Advantages of Having Multiples

Advantages of Having Multiples

They are finally here! The many doctor’s appointments, the multiple-birth prenatal classes have been completed, the nursery is completed and the dresser drawers and closet full of the most delicious little outfits, the pregnancy and births went well and now you are all home and enjoying so many of the joys and experiences around raising your multiples. We parents know there are definite advantages with having multiples.

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We are Bored! Rainy Day Entertainment Ideas

It must be a gene. Every child that ever was gets ‘bored’ and they look to us, the parents, to improve the situation. Check out these fun and easy ways to take the pressure off and pass the time with fun and imagination.

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When multiples are the bullies…

It happens and as a result, affects the whole family, and not in a good way. The multiples can easily become ‘a team’ and gang up on not only their siblings, but perhaps others too. Here are some ways to take back control.

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Birthday Parties: Planning those important birthday celebrations

With all of the children having a birthday usually, but not always, on the same day, it can be a challenge to keep everyone happy – including any singleton children who are not having their birthday celebration. Here are some ideas to bring back the sanity for what should be a fun celebration.

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Household Tasks: Teaching the Kids to Pitch In

Sharon Schnupp Kuepfer, Mom to five children ages 4 to 10, including twins, is the author of a book Homeschooling Moments and Child-Friendly Recipes: A Collection of the Unique Adventures of a Mennonite Family. The following hints for encouraging children to assist in the day-to-day running of the household are adapted from her book and an article in The Toronto Star (27th April, 2002).

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Multiples in School

Pat Preedy, Ph.D., an expert on classroom placement and understanding the challenges multiples can face in school. She was a Key Note Speaker at one of Multiple Births Canada’s Annual Conferences. If you are worried about school placement of your multiples, take advantage of her ideas and suggestions and chances are something will work for you and your children.

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