Raising Twins (Paperback)
Parenting Multiples from Pregnancy Through the School Years
American Academy of Pediatrics, 9781581108651, 250pp.
Publication Date: October 14, 2014
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Even with years working as a pediatrician, Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD, FAAP, was nervous about what lay ahead when she was told she was pregnant with twins. Now, several years into parenting her twin boys, Dr Flais is sharing her wisdom and experience as a mom and her expertise as a doctor to help other parents prepare for and raise multiples with confidence. With insightful stories from her own experiences coupled with important information only a pediatrician can offer, Raising Twins will help parents:
Prepare for the arrival of their twins
Survive the first few days and weeks with advice on sleep schedules, feeding choices, and finding support
Develop strategies to help successfully manage (and enjoy!) the first year of their twins’ lives
Negotiate the toddler years, including potty training, language development, big-kid beds, budgets, and discipline
Understand the world of their twins as they become preschoolers, including socialization inside and outside the family, encouraging individualism, discipline and sleep issues
This second edition includes more additional information on parenting other multiples as well as chapters on new challenges multiples face once they reach school age.
About the Author
Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified practicing pediatrician and mother of 4 children, including identical twin boys. An instructor of clinical pediatrics with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, she is also coeditor of The Big Book of Symptoms: A-Z Guide to Your Child’s Health,as well as a contributor for Sleep: What Every Parent Needs to Know. She has shared her reality-based parenting approach with national and local television, radio, online, and print news outlets, as well as contributed to Parents, Parenting, Twins, and Healthy Children magazines. The first edition of Raising Twins was honored at both the 2010 National Health Information Awards and the 2009 Midwest Book Awards.