Feeling overwhelmed by twins

Joan Friedman, PhD Psychologist & Twin Expert, shares advice for parents of twins on how it is normal to feel overwhelmed at times and what parents can do to overcome it
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Feeling overwhelmed by twins

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It’s normal to feel overwhelmed after having twins. You feel depressed, isolated and depleted. You have a lot of singleton envy when you see your girlfriends going out with one baby for coffee, or going to the park, or having only one car seat to put in the car and actually being able to fall asleep when her baby is sleeping. With mothers of twins – one might be asleep, the other one might be awake. They both might be asleep and they both may awake at the same time. You can feel downright downhearted for a while, but just have to remember it will get better. I really try to advise new parents of twins to really complain about their situation. It’s important to be able to talk to another person and share what some of these negative feelings might be. I think it’s important to remember that when you talk about negative feelings, they go away.

Joan Friedman, PhD Psychologist & Twin Expert, shares advice for parents of twins on how it is normal to feel overwhelmed at times and what parents can do to overcome it

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Joan Friedman, PhD

Psychologist & Twin Expert

Dr. Joan A. Friedman is a prominent and well-respected twin expert who shares her passionate views and insights about twins and their emotional needs with twins and their families throughout the world. The fact that she is an identical twin and the mother of five, including fraternal twin sons, makes her ideally suited to this task. Her commitment to twin research and her treatment of twins of all ages demonstrate the breadth and depth of her skills and experience. She conducts ongoing groups for parents of twins and provides consultation on twin related matters such as school placements, developmental discrepancies, and behavioral issues.

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