Multiples are often born with a deep bond that can be a lifelong source of strength and mutual affection. This bond makes twins, triplets and more unique, and it is an important part of each child’s identity.

At the same time, these youngsters will one day need to make separate choices at school, each according to their interests and abilities. They will need to develop their own social skills and friendships, and one day choose paths that lead them on to separate homes, relationships and families.

So while their bond as multiples is central to who they are, there is a balance to be struck in supporting their development as individuals too.