Raising twins, triplets or more is a different experience
from raising single children of various ages.
There’s no doubt that looking after multiple babies is more work
and often more complicated than parenting a single baby. Parents
of multiples have more expense, get less sleep and are under
more time pressure and greater stress than parents of a single
Within families of multiple birth children,
older siblings can often feel displaced when twins or triplets
arrive, especially if their relationship with their parent was
particularly close beforehand.
Most new parents feel stressed from time
to time. Tiredness, constantly crying babies, daily duties,
increased responsibility and anxiety about the unknown can make
you feel like it’s all too much. You can cope with stress by
getting others to help out, and finding out as much as you can
about caring for your children.
I see many parents of multiples
after the birth of their children. I have fraternal twin sons
and my brother has fraternal twin daughters! It is normal to
have lots of questions about the unique challenges raising
Can I give them enough attention?
How do we keep up with the number of
feedings, laundry and lack of sleep on our part when they
If you have children who are
physically or mentally impaired - how do you deal with this
Do I put them on a schedule?
When does it get easier?
What can I do to make sure my marriage
stays strong when every waking moment of the day, my husband
and I are caring for the kids!
The truth is, things get easier as time
goes on. Once your children can walk, it gets quite a bit
easier. Also, if your children are born prematurely, they
usually catch up developmentally.
There are many positive traits among
multiples. Since they literally have never been along, they tend
to get along with other people as an example.
Come in for a therapy session and bring
all the questions you have. Most likely you will leave a lot
more confident about raising your precious children.