Guest Post: Separating Twins at School by Dr. Nancy Segal

Today’s guest post comes from Dr. Nancy Segal, the director of the Twin Studies Center at Cal State, Fullerton. Nancy L. Segal, Ph.D. California State University, Fullerton nsegal@fullerton.edu drnancysegaltwins.org The biggest dilemma regarding twins seems to surround the arguments for and against separating them at school. There is no simple answer to this question, but … Continue reading Guest Post: Separating Twins at School by Dr. Nancy Segal

separating multiples in the classroom

We’re officially on summer break, here. Unfortunately, summer is fraught with challenges for me and my twins. Things like swimming lessons and bike rides and water and parades and fireworks… Sigh. Today the boys begin Safety Town, a pre-kindergarten program designed to teach safety basics like crossing the street, learning one’s address and phone number, … Continue reading separating multiples in the classroom

The unexpected side effect of separating multiples in day care

My 3 year old fraternal twin boys have been together in group care since they were 3 months old. One of the reasons we chose our day care was that it provided the option to separate the boys at any age group. Our original plan was to separate the boys for a year before “real … Continue reading The unexpected side effect of separating multiples in day care

Boston Globe article on separating twins in school

There was an interesting article in the Boston Globe this morning about the decision around separating or keeping your twins together in school. I’d already been thinking about this issue, due to the interesting post about it this week—and then, there was an article about the same issue on the front page of the Globe this … Continue reading Boston Globe article on separating twins in school

Twinsters: A Movie Review

Imagine that a friend sends you a Youtube link to check out. You open it only to find that it features you… except that you never did what you see in the recording. There’s someone out there who looks and moves exactly like you. Could you possibly have a long-lost twin? This is how Anaïs learned … Continue reading Twinsters: A Movie Review

Toddler Thursday: Sharing a Bedroom

After obsessively searching for about two years, my husband finally found us a new house. It isn’t too far from our current house, conveniently closer to our chosen dual-language elementary school, and in a nice quiet neighborhood of the foothills. It is a little larger than our current house (which is good because we’re bursting at … Continue reading Toddler Thursday: Sharing a Bedroom

Twins and School: Together or Apart?

It’s kindergarten registration time for many of you in the US and Canada, and parents of multiples are hit with the age-old question: Together or apart? Check out our full list of HDYDI posts on classroom placement for multiples. Historically, many schools have had policies insisting that multiples be placed in separate classrooms. This has … Continue reading Twins and School: Together or Apart?

Twinfant Tuesday: Separation Decisions For Multiples

“Are you going to separate them?” “When are you going to separate them?” Those are 2 questions that parents of multiples will have to answer over and over again as their multiples go through the different stages of childhood. The first time that question has to be answered is when you’re going home with twinfants in … Continue reading Twinfant Tuesday: Separation Decisions For Multiples

Separate Preschools – An End of Year Update

Some of you might remember my post last summer about separating my twin boys for preschool, not into different classes, but into different schools. We are wrapping up the school year so I thought I would share a bullet-point list update of how the year went. One kid was done two weeks ago, the other … Continue reading Separate Preschools – An End of Year Update

2013 In Review

This has been an incredible year for How Do You Do It?, if I do say so myself. Let’s take a look at 2013 in review. HDYDI got involved in modes of social media beyond just the blog, from Facebook and Google+ to Pinterest and Tumblr. We even resurrected our Twitter account with the help of our new Twitter Moms. We freshened up around the blog, adding … Continue reading 2013 In Review