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i keep running into twins adults and after a friendly chat and if they seem nice, i always ask if they have any advice for a twin mom. almost every single one of them gave me the advice to keep them together in school. especially early on when they first started school, they had horrible memories of being separated.
Wife to and mama to: dd(14) ds(12)twin ds'(10)
My twin boys were in separate classes for k. last year.
I actually made that choice myself, the school had a new policy that they have to call the parent and ask what they would like for their twins. (Before it was an a given that they would be in different classes.)
Now I decided this on:
My twins have been in a daycare setting since the age of 2. (Where I work)
They are very different. Brent needs more help and is slower to catch things while the Cam is usually ahead of his brother and needs a challenge.
They are not emotionally dependent on each other and do well separated. (There is actually more of an emotional issue about being apart from their older siblings, than each other)
It worked out very well. They each got the attention that they needed, nobody expected one to be like his brother. I felt like their teachers were able to see them more as an individual.
In fact I would have to say that the only down side was that Brent got work sent home and Cam's teacher didn't send any. (Cam was actually upset about not getting homework.) But this was easily fixed by simply making a copy of the assigned work even if Cam didn't have to turn it in.
Tassy mom to DS(13), DD(8), and twin DDs (7)
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