Tips for twins succeeding in life

Joan Friedman, PhD Psychologist & Twin Expert, shares advice for parents of twins on the number one factor in twins that helps to ensure success in each of their lives
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Tips for twins succeeding in life

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Adult twins who have successful intimate relationships apart from their twin, have really carved out opportunities for themselves to be out on their own. Whether it's attending different colleges, moving to a different city, or having a different profession. Twins who have sought out experiences where they are known for their own individual strengths, talents, and personalities; are very successful in being able to appreciate their twinship. Twins have to work very, very hard to maintain a healthy balance between connection and separation. I interviewed this twin and she told me something very, very poignant. She said, "My twinship has taken me to extremes of feelings; from being immensely rewarded, to extremely frustrated, from being lost and lonely in my identity, to being happy in secure in the memory of having a built-in friend."

Joan Friedman, PhD Psychologist & Twin Expert, shares advice for parents of twins on the number one factor in twins that helps to ensure success in each of their lives

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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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