Your twins have shared even the very basics of life since they were in-utero and waiting to be born. There they shared nourishment from mother as well as very tight living quarters.
Upon arrival, your twins will likely share feeding times, cribs, clothes, and toys. Out of necessity and circumstances, your twins have been sharing from the very beginning.
This is a great advantage to them, and to you as the twin parent, as it will accustom your twins to both the need to share and their ability to do so.
Technically, you can probably buy duplicates of many things and avoid sharing. However, the biggest thing that your twins will share is your time. You can’t buy any more of this precious resource. You will have to split your attention between your twin little ones on many occasions. There are some things in life that your twins will always have to share, and this is one of those things.
However, we’ve seen our girls have a great propensity to share and help each other even from a very young age.
Take advantage of the sharing situation your twins will have and help reinforce and nurture this sharing characteristic in your twins.
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The sharing habit will benefit them (and you) throughout their lives.
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