New site provides parent-to-parent advice for raising multiples
Susan M. Heim, author of three books for parents, including It’s Twins! Parent-to-Parent Advice from Infancy Through Adolescence, has launched a new website that offers advice to parents of twins and multiples from the real “experts” in the field – other parents of twins and multiples.
The birth of twins is a double blessing, but also a double challenge! Only parents of twins and multiples really understand the challenges that are unique to those in the “multiples club.” TwinsTalk is dedicated to helping parents of multiples find the help they need in raising their children, from birth through the teen years. An interactive site, members and visitors are given the opportunity to seek out information and advise other parents through the following features:
TwinsTips: These quick nuggets of advice about raising multiples get right to the point in dispensing the best in parenting wisdom.
TwinsTales: These real-life stories are written by parents of multiples about the joys and challenges of raising their kids. These stories make readers laugh, or put tears in their eyes, but they almost always have parents of multiples nodding their head in agreement!
Articles: TwinsTalk articles address the many issues that arise in raising multiples. From postpartum depression to swaddling, they impart practical advice for tackling these parenting challenges.
Forums: The forums on TwinsTalk enable parents to ask questions, give advice to other parents, or suggest topics that will be helpful to families of multiples.
TwinsPics: Visitors can enter the monthly TwinsPics contest by submitting a picture of their little cuties and become eligible for a free book for parents of twins.
TwinsShop: Books for families with twins and multiples are available for purchase.
More than 139,000 twins are born each year in the United States, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, and 125 million people in the world are twins, triplets and higher-order multiples. And these numbers grow every year, mostly due to the increased use of treatments for infertility. Speaking to parents of twins, singer Kenny Rogers notes in the book, Twice the Love: Stories of Inspiration for Families with Twins, Multiples and Singletons: “Having just had identical twin boys, I can promise you, you need all the help you can get.” TwinsTalk was developed to take on that formidable task—to educate and entertain parents of twins, triplets and more. Families of multiples can log on at www.twinstalk.com.About the Founder:
Susan M. Heim is an author and editor, specializing in parenting, multiples, and women’s issues, and is a former Senior Editor for the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Susan’s books include It’s Twins! Parent-to-Parent Advice from Infancy Through Adolescence; Twice the Love: Stories of Inspiration for Families with Twins, Multiples and Singletons; and, Oh, Baby! 7 Ways a Baby Will Change Your Life the First Year. Her articles and essays have appeared in many books, magazines and websites. Susan writes a regular online column for Mommies Magazine called “Loving and Living with Twins and Multiples.” She is also an expert on twins and multiples for AllExperts.com, and a parenting expert for SelfGrowth.com. She maintains a website at www.susanheim.com and a blog, “Susan Heim on Parenting,” at www.susanheim.blogspot.com. A member of the National Association of Women Writers and the Southeastern Writers Association, Susan holds a degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University. She lives with her husband and four sons in Florida.
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