ERIC Number: ED442557
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Raising Multiple Birth Children: A Parents' Survival Guide. Surviving the First Three Years of Twins & Supertwins.
Laut, William; Laut, Sheila
Although the rate of multiple births has skyrocketed, many parents of twins and triplets find that they are struggling on their own to cope with the emotional, psychological, and financial pressures of parenting more than one baby. This book is a survival guide for parents of multiples, containing a compendium of tips and techniques collected from parents of multiple births across the country. The chapters are: (1) "Congratulations, and Fasten Your Seat Belt!" focusing on pregnancy; (2) "'Time To Feather Your Nest'--A Guide to What You Will Need"; (3) "'Will They Ever Sleep through the Night?'--The First Six Months," addressing sleeping, feeding, colic, and finding help; (4) "'Life Will Never Be the Same!'--Your New Lifestyle," concerning parent adjustment; (5) "'Are They Natural?'," on responding to personal questions; (6) "'Bringing Home the Bacon'--Financial Issues"; (7) "'Who Are All These Little People?'--The Second and Third Years," focusing on teaching social skills, discipline, and toilet training; (8) "'The Instant Family Doesn't Come with Instructions'--Making It Work and Building Quality Relationships"; (9) "'Can We Come Too?'--Around Town or Around the World--Traveling with Multiples"; (10) "'Another Year Already?'--Birthdays and Holidays"; (11) "'Quick, Give Me an Idea, FAST!'," including tips regarding shopping and cleaning up; (12) "'It's Gonna Take More Than Sit-Ups'--Tummy Tucks," concerning plastic surgery; (13) "'I Miss the Kids Already and They're Only Sleeping'," containing parents' reflections on their children's growth; and (14)"Where To Turn for Information and Support." (KB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Rearing, Family Financial Resources, Family Relationship, Infant Care, Infants, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Materials, Parenting Skills, Parents, Pregnancy, Resources, Sibling Relationship, Travel, Twins
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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