Can We All Get Along?(full newsletter)
Dr. Friedman reflects upon societal struggles to tolerate diversity and dissent.

Twin Etiquette 101: DOS and DONT’S(full newsletter)
Dr. Friedman helps educate the uninitiated about how to approach twins and their parents.

Contemplating College Choices for Twins(full newsletter)
Dr. Friedman writes about twins’ adjustment to college life.

Falling in Love With Your Twins: One at a Time (full newsletter)
Dr. Friedman explains that it is normal to have different feelings towards each child.

Babble or Babel?(full newsletter)
Twin Talk: it is adorable; is it overrated?

Separation Not Severance (full newsletter)
Overcoming fears and conflict about placing twins in separate classrooms.

Toddlers, Twins, and Parents of Twins (full newsletter)
Toddlers developmental stages and parenting challenges.

Postnatal Blues(full newsletter)
Why do I have persistent guilt feelings since the birth of my twins?

Parenthood & Twins(full newsletter)
Psychological effects of juggling two newborns and a marriage…

Teen Twins(full newsletter)
This newsletter reflects the pressure twins feel about their twinship…

Beware the Myth(full newsletter)
Twin relationship myths that parents should be aware of…

Twins Need Alone Time(full newsletter)
Give each of your twins alone time to fortify the bond.


The Same But Different presents a stunning, in-depth look at the lives of adult twins as they face the twin challenges of closeness and independence, love and resentment in their evolving relations with each other. Readers are privy to the inner thoughts and personal reflections of twins whose diverse experiences bring keen insight into what it is like to be a twin. Parents, therapists, twins, and nontwins will gain new understanding of this endlessly fascinating human relationship.”

–Nancy L. Segal, PhD, Professor of Psychology, CSU Fullerton, and author of Born Together–Reared Apart and Someone Else’s Twin

This book is a must read for parents of twins. Joan Friedman highlights some of the complicated challenges facing adult twins and offers guidance for promoting healthy, respectful relationships. Since most parents of twins are not twins themselves, this type of insight is invaluable!”

–Eve Currin, mother of college-age twins

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