From Publishers Weekly
Raising a single baby is a major undertaking, but with twins there's often double the work-for the same number of parents. Pediatrician Flais, herself a mother of twins, presents a survival guide for parents in the first weeks and months of twin-rearing, as well as sensible advice for all stages of their children's development. From breastfeeding, napping, toilet training to discipline, her empowering and confident tone is neighborly and down-to-earth, keeping parents attuned to her if-I-can-do-it-so-can-you attitude. Sharing personal experiences and professional insight, each chapter is sprinkled with common sense to-dos and quick activities to expand on topics feeding, scheduling and seeking support. While much of the content here focuses on daily routine of twin care, Flais also encourages parents to foster independent identities in their kids: "give them plenty of opportunities to be individuals and pursue their own interests," and celebrate their different strengths and traits. Loving and bonding remains the most important factor in promoting lifelong well-being, but Flais gives parents sound advice for preparing and maintaining that loving environment while serving double duty.
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"This is a valuable contribution that will pair nicely with other recent winners." BookSmack!, the online newsletter, LibraryJournal.com
"Helps parents of multiples hit the ground running and build their skills, efficiency, and confidence . . . This practical resource is a necessity for anyone caring for twins." Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP, coauthor, Food Fights and Heading Home with Your Newborn
"Who better to hold your hand and help prepare you for the multiple joys (and challenges) of parenting twins than a pediatrician-mom of twins?" Laura A. Jana, MD, FAAP, coauthor, Heading Home with Your Newborn
"Tandem feeding, duo sleeping, twin proofing, and double discipline are only a few of the many tips on raising twins covered in this handy must-have parenting guide . . . shares a double dose of practical information that I recommend all parents of multiples read prior to delivery and keep close at hand during the first few years." Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP, author, Mommy Calls; editor in chief, The Wonder Years
"Dr. Flais, from her own experiences, will teach you how to simplify, synchronize, and customize . . . parenting [your] twins. Her twin tips will help all families." Marc Weissbluth, MD, FAAP, author, Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, and Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Twins
"Pediatrician Flais, herself a mother of twins, presents a survival guide for parents in the first weeks and months of twin-rearing, as well as sensible advice for all stages of their children's development. From breastfeeding, napping, toilet training to discipline, her empowering and confident tone is neighborly and down-to-earth, keeping parents attuned to her if-I-can-do-it-so-can-you attitude." Publishers Weekly Online