Twin labeling and the issues it creates

Gina Osher, Parenting Coach & Blogger, shares advice for parents of twins on why it is important not to label twins and the issues that it can lead to later in their lives
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Twin labeling and the issues it creates

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I think people like to label and categorize things because it is just more comfortable, so this is this, and that is that. It will happen with siblings of any age, but when you have twins, they really begin to identify with it because they are always looking to find ways to individuate from each other. If one is labeled the shy one and the other is labeled the smart one, that becomes their identity. What I always try to do is say, in the presence of my kids, if someone says, "Oh, he's the shy one," or "He's so shy;" I will say, "Yes, he's being shy right now, but yesterday, you should have seen him. He is really funny and he was telling jokes and he's really outgoing." That way that our children know, whatever they are being labeled, is not their entire personality.

Gina Osher, Parenting Coach & Blogger, shares advice for parents of twins on why it is important not to label twins and the issues that it can lead to later in their lives

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Gina Osher

Twin Mom & Blogger

Gina Osher, the daughter of world-wandering hippies, is a former holistic healer turned parenting coach and mother of boy/girl twins. She is also the author of the blog, The Twin Coach in which she offers advice, bares her soul, works though her imperfect parenting moments and continues on her journey to be a more joyful parent. Gina is dedicated to helping others find both a deeper understanding of themselves and a stronger connection to the children they love.

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