01-04-2022 03:12 PM
01-04-2022 07:41 PM
I'm so sorry to hear you have been feeling anxious and worried for a long time around your twins social connections.
This is actually a common concern when raising twins. Twins usually find their best connections in each other and struggle to find other connections just as strong as the one they have with their twin. They are usually their own best friends. It must be stressful as a parent because of course you want your twins to have friends and other social relationships. Continuing to encourage them to engage in social activities is probably the most helpful thing you can do.
You might also like to consider joining some mothers of twins online groups, as you may find it helpful to know you are not alone in your concerns. Are they showing or expressing any concerns about having no friends? If they seem to be content and happy, then that is also good to acknowledge
A support service you may find helpful is Parent Line. Have a search online to find your state contact number for the service.
Thank you for joining the Reach Out Parents community and you are always welcome to seek additional support here too
02-28-2022 08:57 PM
02-28-2022 10:58 PM - edited 02-28-2022 11:01 PM
Hello @mict2000, thanks for sharing. I am sorry to hear about your experience with your nieces and your loss of a loved one. It sounds like you are feeling concerned about their behaviour and are not sure what to do next. I imagine that it must be difficult for you to feel so lost, alongside the rest of your family. These behaviours that you mention are not always uncommon, especially these days in a world of technology and social media. That being said, it is important to monitor these behaviours and seek support when relevant. Do you feel as though their behaviour is creating any issues for them? Are they currently receiving support from any health professionals? Do they have any hobbies or personal interests?
Either way, please feel welcome to keep us updated. We are here to listen.
10-28-2022 07:41 PM - last edited on 10-28-2022 08:07 PM by Taylor-RO
My son had trouble making friends too. Then he started to play table tennis. Now he has loads of friends. They go competition together. And so on.
If your children are even bothered about this. You can suggest to them to change the sport. The environment matters a lot.
10-28-2022 08:51 PM
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