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Myths and realities: Twin children’s language and social development

Submitted by Professor Karen Thorpe, Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland

Professor Karen Thorpe dissects the myths and realities of twin children’s lives …. Are twin children more likely to have developmental problems? Is being a parent of twins more stressful? Are twin relationships problematic? Do twins have problems making friendships? To separate twins or not at school? Professor Thorpe shares some surprising discoveries from her research.

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The psychology of raising twins and multiples

Submitted by Dr Katie Wood, a Senior Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist at Swinburne University of Technology who specialises in twin and family relationships

My interest in twins has spanned my whole life as I was born a younger sibling of identical twins. I grew up always trying to divide and conquer this very tight twin dynamic but it never worked. This led me to try to understand what it was that I was struggling with, and to dedicate a large part of my professional career as a psychologist to understanding twins from a family perspective.

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The fascinating and diverse world of twin pregnancy

Submitted by Associate Professor Jeff Craig, Deputy Director of Twins Research Australia.

From Apollo and Artemis to Beyoncé’s twins Rumi and Sir Carter, we have always been fascinated by twins. But do we really know how identical twins are formed? And are there only two different kinds of twins? Here we summarise our recent paper on this subject and answer these questions and more.

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