Recent Posts by Dr. Jen Canter
How do you handle twins and birthday parties? As a mother of two sets of twins, the daughter of twins, and the daughter-in-law of twins (crazy, huh?) I’m tackling this issue with a lot of experience.
Should you invite the twin to the birthday party, even if they are not in the same class?
When you are able to - YES. This is even more important when children are school age and twins are the same sex. Here’s why:
1. Twin friendships may become complicated and balancing triangulation (he’s MY friend, he’s YOUR friend) is often a challenge for parents of twins.
2. The following year, the twin...
You never know when those important moments are going to pop up.
My kids and I were strolling along the Walkway Over The Hudson (which I highly recommend for New Yorkers!) and someone walked by us, prompting my daughter to ask, “Was that a boy or a girl?”
I’d been thinking about our upcoming Dancing With The Stars family nights and how that would be a great opportunity to talk to my eight year old girls about what the "Jazz with Chaz" was all about. I also recalled one of the girls catching a snippet on Chaz Bono on TV a few weeks back. So, I went for it.
“I actually am not sure if that was...
I have a vivid memory of my mother-in-law’s (formerly sparkling) California kitchen floor spattered over RIDICULOUSLY with sweet potatoes, chicken bits and cereal from our then one-year-old twin girls. We were vacationing (if you can call it that), and their routines were disrupted. Routines like New York bagels; my daughters knew the difference. The food they were getting here was called the same and looked pretty much the same, but the texture and taste were different to them. Toddlers are to FOOD like teenagers are to MOOD. Follow Dr. Jen’s OH PLEASE Picky Toddler Eating Tips!