85. Is the empty nest experience different for parents of multiples?

The empty nest phase can be difficult for any parent but is especially difficult for parents of higher-order multiples since the majority of multiple births are the only children in the household. A multiple birth family goes from bursting at the seams to completely silent. Just the anticipation of this transition can be very distressing.

 

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To help families parenting multiple adolescents through this phase as well as face an empty nest, MOST has a support forum for members with a child 10 years or older called Teens & Tweens (Double Digits).

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