Seeking help and support when you have twins

Joan Friedman, PhD Psychologist & Twin Expert, shares advice for parents having twins on the importance of seeking support how seeking help actually benefits your child
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Seeking help and support when you have twins

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It is imperative that you ask for help when you have twins because you are faced with overwhelming physical and emotional responsibilities. A great idea is to go to this website called, www.carecalendar.org. A group of your friends or family can organize doing specific tasks that will really help you during this time, such as, meal planning, laundry, cleaning, babysitting, and possibly caring for older siblings. It is also important to recognize that getting help is not a sign of weakness or a sign of inadequacy. You are actually doing your child a favor. By freeing yourself up from these other tasks, you are able to spend much more time with your babies. Also, it's very important that if you find out that your low moods and your sadness aren't dissipating after two or three months, it's is important to rule out postpartum depression.

Joan Friedman, PhD Psychologist & Twin Expert, shares advice for parents having twins on the importance of seeking support how seeking help actually benefits your child

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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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