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August 22, 2016

Dr. Joan Friedman spoke to Your Central Valley about parenting tips for parents with twins. You can watch the whole segment here.

 

August 16, 2016

Dr. Joan Friedman was interviewed on WJLA, ABC’s Washington, DC affiliate, to discuss The Same but DIfferent. You can watch her full interview below.

September 8, 2016

Dr. Joan Friedman was interviewed for the Sun Gazette in anticipation of her upcoming talk at the Northern Virginia Parents of Multiples. You can read the full interview, “Expert on Twins Takes a Hard Look at College Years,” here.

August 23, 2016

Dr. Joan Friedman was featured in an article in the Falls Church News-Press, in anticipation of her upcoming presentation there.

August 18, 2016

Dr. Joan Friedman’s recent trip to the Bahamas was featured in Jessie Moniz Hardy’s article, “Tackling Twin Troubles,” in The Royal Gazette. You can read about her visit to the Bermuda Amazing Multiples Group (BAM) here.

July 2016

Dr. Joan Friedman had an article featured in the Summer issue of Multiplicity magazine. You can read the full article, “Twins in School:
Tips for a Smooth Transition,” here.

June 9, 2016

Dr. Joan Friedman was a guest on Dr. Drew on Call to discuss the strange case in which a car accident killed one of the Duval twins, and her twin sister was charged with murder in her death. You can watch her full segment about the so-called “yoga twins” below.

April 28, 2016

Dr. Joan Friedman spoke to the West Suburban Chapter of Massachusetts Mothers of Twins (WSCMMOTA).

April 7,  2016

Dr. Joan Friedman spoke to the Paradise Valley Mothers of Multiples (PVMOM).

April 3, 2016

Joan’s recent trip to Puerto Rico to speak at the Museo de Arte Puerto Rico in March 2015, was detailed in Puerto Rico’s newspaper El Nuevo Dia. The article details Joan’s talk, the questions that the audience asked, and the columnist’s interview with two sets of twins that she randomly interviewed to see how they responded to Joan’s ideas and philosophy.

March 23, 2016

Dr. Joan Friedman gave a presentation titled “Raising Emotionally Healthy Twins” at the Raúl Juliá – Banco Popular Theater at the Museo de Arte Puerto Rico.

January 19, 2016

Dr. Joan Friedman was a guest on the Twin Talks podcast, a production of the New Mommy Media Network. You can listen to the full episode, titled Fairness and Equality For Your Twins, here.

October 18, 2015

Dr. Joan Friedman was a guest on the Irish radio show, Neil Delamere’s Sunday Best. She spoke with the host in a segment called “All Things Twins,” which is available here.

August 25, 2015

Dr. Joan Friedman was a guest on Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowa. She was interviewed by host Charity Nebbe in conjunction with the Iowa State Fair, which has a twin contest each year. You can listen to the full interview here.

July 30. 2015

Dr. Joan Friedman was interviewed by Dawn Van Osdell for Urban Family. She dispelled three common misconceptions about twins, including this one: Twins are always best friends and soul mates. If mine are not, I’m doing something wrong. You can read the full article, “3 Misconceptions About Twins, Busted!” here.

June 25. 2015

Dr. Joan Friedman was featured on the Today show’s series, “Summer of Secrets: Twins and Multiples.” Her segment is available below.

 

February 5, 2015

Dr. Joan Friedman, together with blogger Gina Osher, hosted a Twin Talk Google Hangout for Kids in the House. You can watch the video of “TWIN TALK: Multiple Answers for Your Multiples Questions” below:

November 25, 2014

Dr. Joan Friedman was a guest on TwinTalks.com‘s podcast. You can listen to her full interview with host Sunny Gault, Developmental Milestones: Social and Emotional, on TwinTalk.com.

 

October 2014

Dr. Joan Friedman wrote an article for Tamba (Twins and Multiple Births Association) about how to encourage multiples’ individuality. You can read all of her advice in the full article, “Twinship: An Emotional Seesaw.”

 

October 2014

Dr. Joan Friedman’s column, “Ask Joan,” appeared in Multiplicity‘s Fall 2014 issue. You can read Joan’s advice to a mother whose twin sons are just starting kindergarten. You can read all of Joan’s advice here.

 

September 9,2014

Dr. Joan A. Friedman was a guest on The Positive Mind with Armand DiMele on WBAI-FM. You can listen to the full segment below.

September 2014

Dr. Joan A. Friedman was featured in Marie Cash’s recent article, “An Open Letter from a Twin,” in Twins Magazine. In it, she provides several useful tips for new parents with twins. You can read the full article here.

August 5, 2014

Dr. Joan A. Friedman was a guest on The Sound of Ideas on Northeast Ohio’s 90.3 WCPN. You can listen to her interview below (interview begins at 16:38). You can watch video of Joan’s interview on their website (her interview begins at 17:20 on the video), here.

August 1, 2014

Dr. Joan A. Friedman was a guest on the Jasen Sokol Show on WAKR-AM 1590 in Akron, OH. You can listen to her interview below.

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July 28, 2014
Dr. Joan Friedman was featured in the Twinsburg Bulletin in anticipation of her appearance at the 39th Annual Twins Days Festival. You can read the full article here.

July 21, 2014

Dr. Joan Friedman was a guest on Conversations on the Coast with Jim Foster on 960 AM in the San Francisco area. You can listen to the interview below.

July 17, 2014

Dr. Joan Friedman was a guest on WHSV’s News @ 5 p.m. in Harrisonburg, VA. You can watch her full interview about the unique challenges facing twins as they mature below.

July 17, 2014

Dr. Joan A. Friedman was a guest on WSVA Middays to discuss twins with host Jim Britt. You can listen to the full interview below.

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June 2014
The Same but Different was reviewed in Multiple Matters‘ Summer issue. Olivia Lousada praised the book as a “reader-friendly book” and “a refreshing and readable contribution to the field.” You can read the full review here.

June 4, 2014
Dr. Joan A. Friedman was a guest on New Day Northwest. You can watch the full segment below.

May 13, 2014
Dr. Joan A. Friedman was a guest on the Linda Mackenzie Show. Listen to the segment below.

April 29, 2014

Dr. Joan A. Friedman was a guest on the Donna Seebo show. You can listen to the segment below.

April 29, 2014
Dr. Joan A. Friedman was a guest on the Marianne Live radio show. Listen to the segment below.

April 27, 2014
Dr. Joan A. Friedman was a guest on KPIX 5’s Bay Sunday. Watch the full segment below.

April 27, 2014
Dr. Joan A. Friedman was a guest on Conversations with Lizz Sommers on KISW-FM. You can listen to her full interview below.

April 24, 2014

Dr. Joan A. Friedman was a guest on Forum with Michael Krasny on KQED-FM (Sacramento and San Francisco’s NPR affiliate) to discuss The Same but Different and the issues facing twins and the parents of twins. You can read about the show here and listen to the full interview below.

 

April 23, 2014

The Same but Different was reviewed in the Spring issue of Multiples of America’s Notebook, the official news magazine for the National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc.  You can read the full review here.

 

April 17, 2014

Joan Friedman was interviewed for an article in the San Francisco Examiner about ways that twins can maximize their emotional well-being. You can read the full article, “Expert urges emotional balance for twins,” here.

 

April 17, 2014

Joan Friedman wrote an article for ExpertBeacon.com about the dos and don’ts of raising healthy and happy twins. Read her full article for Joan’s strategies to help parents support their twins and her advice on “how to treat twins as two unique children who happen to be born at the same time,” available here.

 

April 2, 2014

Joan Friedman’s column, “Ask Joan,” appeared in Multiplicity‘s Spring 2014 issue. You can read Joan’s advice to a mother who was wrestling with her twin daughters and their very different ways of expressing their feelings. You can read all of Joan’s advice here.

 

April 2, 2014

WBEZ Chicago’s Morning Shift spoke with Joan Friedman about her book, The Same but Different: How Twins Can Live, Love and Learn to be Individuals, to discuss how issues of dependence, closeness, love and resentment can surface in ways that can strain the twin relationship, when twins reach adulthood.

April 1, 2014

Dr. Joan A. Friedman was a guest on Chicago’s WGN Midday News for a “Focus on the Family” segment about her book, The Same but Different, and about the unique challenges facing twins and the families of twins.

March 1, 2014
Dr. Joan A. Friedman was featured in the Library Journal in an article on parenting books, written by Julianne Smith. You can see her verdict on The Same but Different, including that it’s an “excellent combination of psychology and self-help” and  “unequivocally recommended,” by reading the full article here.

February 11, 2014
Dr. Joan Friedman was featured in Voice of America’s recent article, “Same but Different: Twins Face Double Challenges.” Faiza Elmasry highlighted many of the important lessons from The Same But Different: How Twins Can Live, Love and Learn to Be Individuals in her article, which can be found here.

February 5, 2014
Dr. Joan A. Friedman was profiled in the Santa Monica Mirror in the article “Santa Monica Author Identifies Identity Crisis Issues In ‘Twinships,'” which can be read in full here.

February 3, 2014
Dr. Joan A. Friedman was a guest on “Issues Today” with host Bob Gourley to discuss the lifestyle of twins, particularly as they become adults. You can listen to the full podcast here.

January 31, 2014
Dr. Joan A. Friedman was a guest on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Central Time” with hosts Veronica Rueckert and Rob Ferrett. Joan discussed her book, The Same but Different, and the ways that twins can learn to be individuals as they grow into adults and grow beyond the “twin mystique.” You can listen to the full segment here.