Being a parent to twins can definitely be challenging, but it is infinitely rewarding. Many people tend to look only at the disadvantages of having twins, but there are many advantages that outweigh the disadvantages. Here is a list of 7 advantages of having twins.
1. Two for One
A pregnancy can be a joyous time, but it can also be difficult and trying. However, when it comes to twins, you only have to go through a single pregnancy, but you end up with two children. For many women, this is one of the biggest advantages of having twins.
2. Two at a Time
For many parents of twins, it is a great feeling to have one kid on each side of them at a time. Whether you are cradling them together in each arm or holding their hands in each of your hands or snuggling with them by being sandwiched between them, these moments are magical.
3. Same Developmental Growth
Bringing up two children of different ages can be difficult at times. When one is a toddler, the other is an infant. When one is a teenager, the other is still a child. Their needs are different at different stages and meeting both their needs can be difficult. Twins go through the same developmental stages which makes it a lot easier for the parents.
4. Growing up Together
When you have twins, they go up together and they always have a friend, a partner and a sibling that is their same age. This makes a big difference to both twins, which is why you find that twins are usually very close to each other. While there will be sibling rivalry, they will certainly never feel alone.
5. Share and Share Alike
Twins end up having to share everything, from toys to their parent’s attention. Learning to share is an important life lesson and twins get started on it very early. This is certainly one of the biggest advantages of having twins.
6. Alike, but Not Quite
Even if you have identical twins, you will find that they are not exactly similar. For parents of twins, it is delightful to watch how similar, yet how different and unique their twins are. It is very interesting to watch them grow into their own person.
7. Sense of Status
There is no doubt that there is a sense of status involved in being a parent of twins. To begin with twins are much rarer than single children. Also, you also get a lot of respect from other parents who can understand what you must go through to bring up two children at a time.
These are just 7 advantages of having twins. If you think about the matter deeply you will find that there are many more. Twins learn to do things together, they learn to love each other, they laugh with each other and not at each other and most importantly, they are there for each other even after you are gone.
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