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A new baby in the house means a whole lot of fun. On the flipside, it also means a whole lot of work. In the case of twins, this means not just double the fun but also double the work.
Here are some parenting tips especially meant for parents of twins:
* Work as a pair: Generally, one of the parents—typically the mom, but it could be the dad—takes over the majority of parenting chores. With twins however, it often becomes necessary for both parents to share duties more or less equally.
Most parents want their children to be like just them. The good news is that children too, at least when they are young, want to be like their parents. Parents are, after all, their earliest role models. While this makes it easy for parents to mold children's behavior, it also confers a significant responsibility on them.
Here are things you can do to become a role model for your child:
At first, it may seem a little disconcerting to hear your children say "no."
As a parent, you should quickly get used to it, as it is soon going to become your child's favorite word. Saying 'no' is sometimes their only way to assert their dominance.
Back-talk, refusals, and tantrums may actually be experiments tried out by your children to explore their limits. They wish to know how many elements they can control in their small and fragile lives.