There will be times when your twins, triplets and more show undesirable behaviour as this is how children test boundaries and learn. When dealing with these issues it is very important to make sure you are consistent with your approach. This means your children are less likely to continue to push the boundaries as they know what the outcome will be.

Common unwanted behaviour includes fighting, biting, pinching, tantrums and the inability to share.

When dealing with all these issues make sure you remain calm. You need to show your children how to behave and be a positive role model. Before you deal with any issues try to find out what has happened, remember your expectation for example if your 2 year old has bitten their sibling it is important to remember that this is a very normal age and stage development and should be dealt differently to if your 5 year old has bitten someone.

If you want to learn more about managing unwanted behaviour please sign up to our Parenting and Behaviour webinar. It is aimed at parents of multiples between the age of 1-8  and looks at common behavioural problems and ways you can handle them. For details and dates please visit the Courses page.

Also if you have a specific problem you are really struggling with you can email us at asktwinline@twinstrust.org and we will be happy to discuss it with you.