You're Having Twins, Are You Ready?

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Surprise! You just found out you're having twins. Are you ready?
Air Date: 8/27/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD, FAAP
photo-2redoShelly Vaziri Flais, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified practicing pediatrician and mother of four children. She is the author of the AAP's Raising Twins, co-editor of the AAP's The Big Book of Symptoms, and an instructor of clinical pediatrics with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She has shared her reality-based parenting approach with national and local television, radio, and Internet-based and print news outlets, and has contributed to Parents, Parenting, Twins, and Healthy Children magazines.
You're Having Twins, Are You Ready?
If you've had one child you know how much work -- though rewarding -- it can be.

What if you were to be blessed with two little ones at once?

Having twins means much more than simply having two babies at the same time and goes beyond having twice the amount of work or pleasure.

Identical twins present a specific challenge. If your twins are identical, it is easy to treat them as a package, providing them with the same clothing, toys, and quality of attention.

But as similar as they may appear physically, emotionally they are different. And, in order for them to grow up happy and secure as individuals, they need you to support their differences.

Dr. Shelly Vaziri Flais joins host Melanie Cole to discuss twins and how to raise them to be individuals, as well as other issues that may occur with the challenge of raising twins.

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