66. What are some ways to help each multiple feel special?
One technique is to allocate one day of the week or month as that multiple’s special day. On that day the child gets to be the decision maker or King/Queen of the day. For example, the child can decide where to sit in the car, push all the elevator buttons, and have a special place to sit at mealtime. The child can even be allowed to choose a favorite dish. Another great way to build individual relationships with each child is to take one child on errands or planning a special outing with that child once a month. Parents can also allow each child take turns staying up 20 minutes or so later for one-on-one time with Mom and Dad.
Visit the Toddler Multiples MOST by the Stages web page for a variety of resources on toddler higher-order multiples.
Twins Services article "Encouraging Individuality in Twins"
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