Learn how to help your twins develop their own tastes and interests and how to encourage individuality.
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Melanie Raposo: Hi everybody! I'm Melanie Raposo and welcome to Mommy's Minute. If you have twins especially identical twins, it's important to make sure they develop their own individual taste and interest, because your twins have such a strong bond, it can be difficult to get into do things without one another. But here is something that you can do to encourage individuality. For example, don't trust your twins identically, but try color coordinating instead. And when you call multiples call them by their names and don't refer to them as the twins. And try to use their names in a different order regularly. Dedicating one-on-one time with you and each of your twins separately, shows them that you are pre shape them as individuals and encourages their own separate interest. Finally avoid labels calling one twin the artistic one and one the athletic one. They make them feel pressure to live up to a certain world if they want to be an individual.