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Twin Assumptions

Sometimes twins don’t always live up to their proceeding reputations. One of which is ESP, extra sensory perception—gaining information from the natural world through a “sixth sense” that is not part of the five main senses.

This is forever linked to twins and the question, “If I punch one twin, will the other feel it?” Nope, not really, can’t feel it. So stop beating up twins.

Yet some twins do share a deeper bond compared to most siblings. This ability may be presented as a heightened sensitivity to one another–not necessarily ESP. In some cases if one twin is in a serious accident or has upset feelings the other will sense urgency. However this phenomenon is not exclusive to multiples. Anyone can have a “twin-like” connection with someone else.

Main Drawbacks to Consider


 . Awkwardness in School

Separation may leave the lone twin fending off others taking unnecessary liberty to ask, “Would you go out with the same guy/girl?” “Have you ever swapped dates?” And the list goes on.


. Pointing Out Differences

No one is immune to teasing, but twins have the added pressure of being compared to one another, which can present problems for their relationship and later self-esteem.


. Two Different People with the Same Face

It is important to encourage each twin to develop their individual identity starting at an early age by spending time with each and dressing them differently.


Best Part of Being a Twin


Twins and multiples have a built in best friend and comparing twins or asking questions only exasperates their unique qualities. Twins have unique dispositions and relationships. Allowing each twin and multiple to express themselves will foster a better relationship and self-esteem.

If you have a twin story, question or comment, please send it in. We’ll be waiting…


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Comments (3)
  1. Halley Tea says - Posted: May 23, 2012

    I used to fight all the time with my twin sister and this article had great info in it. We have worked through our differences and have a very close relationship. Thank you for all your hard work!!!

    • Nana says - Posted: September 28, 2012

      oh your boys are so cute! well my twins are too young to know that they are twins but gosh they can be a funny little pair. Like they have no cocnept of personal space and are happy to gently bump into each other or stand almost on top of each other and it doesn’t bother them. I love that they have each other as their little playmate!Corrie;)

  2. Caroluta says - Posted: September 28, 2012

    It’s wonderful that you are levanig it up to the boys to develop their sense of ‘twin’. I imagine it would be quite tricky, but ultimately they will be healthy because of it. They’ll be able to form their own ideas on what being an identical twin means, rather than having it forced on them.Another brilliant parenting move by you!!

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