May 5, 2022
Dr. Joan Friedman’s expert advice was featured in this Pure Wow piece, “5 Things a Child Psychologist Wants All Parents of Twins to Understand.”
March 7, 2022
Dr. Joan Friedman was a guest on Instagram live with @twinstrust. The segment, called Don’t Dress Your Kids The Same, featured a conversation between Joan and Shauna Leven, CEO of Twins Trust, about multiples’ individuality and how to give twins, triplets and quadruplets the best chance to thrive as individuals and alongside their siblings.
February 22, 2022
Dr. Joan A. Friedman was a guest on the Twiniversity Podcast with Natalie Diaz. She discussed navigating post-pandemic life with twins of all ages, including behavior changes during lockdowns and navigating our newly-reopened world. Listen to the whole episode, Raising Twins Post-Pandemic with Expert Dr. Joan Friedman, here.
Dr. Joan A. Friedman was an expert on Lifetime’s Beyond the Headlines to discuss the recent movie, Vanished: Searching for My Sister, and the true story of Jenny LeCornu Carrieri and her murdered twin, Jody. Watch the full segment here.
November 3, 2021
October 29, 2021
Dr. Joan Friedman was interviewed for a recent article in the Washington Post about a woman testifying against her twin sister. She said, “[Twins are] usually very loyal to each other, very attached, very secretive . . . Their bond is very strong.” You can read the full article here.
July 10, 2021
Dr. Joan A. Friedman gave a presentation for the Twinless Twins Support Group International, titled “Moving Forward After Losing Your Twin,” as a part of their annual conference.
July 4 – 6, 2021
Dr. Joan A. Friedman spoke at the 2020 Twins Congress in Beijing. Her presentation was titled “The Psychology of Twins: A Glimpse into the Hearts and Minds of Our Twin Research Subjects.”
June 23 – 4, 2021
Dr. Joan A. Friedman led a Psicologia.io webinar about The Psychology of Twins.
June 17 – 20, 2021
Dr. Friedman spoke at the 2020 Conference of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalytic Psychology. She spoke on a panel titled “Becoming a Self in One’s Own Right” and gave a paper called “A Twin’s Dilemma: Being Noticed, Known and Recognized.”
June 16, 2021
Dr. Friedman spoke La Liga de los Múltiples (in Bogota, Columbia) about Emotionally Healthy Twins.
All too often, children of multiple births are thought of as a singular unit. They’re known as “the twins” rather than two separate people. Encouraging individuality when raising twins requires a discriminating appreciation for each twin’s emotional needs. This article outlines the essential principles that help cultivate a heathy twinship and a harmonious parent-child relationship while still nurturing the unique sibling bond.
To read the entire article, click here.
July 11, 2020
Dr. Friedman was the keynote speaker at the Twinless Twins Support Group International 2020 Annual Conference. Watch her full speech below.
June 28, 2019
June 28, 2019
Dr. Joan Friedman wrote an article for June edition of the newletter the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. You can read her article here.
February 12, 2018
Dr. Joan Friedman was featured in an article for Image Magazine about issues of conflict and identity for twins. You can read the full piece, “The Twin Mystique: Dr Joan Friedman On Being The Same But Different,” here.
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
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.
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
January 19, 2016
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 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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.