When the time comes to make decisions about relationships, career choices and lifestyles, your children will need to make these independently. Up until this point in life it may have been easy for a multiple birth sibling to seek support from a twin or triplet.

Building a life and making those big decisions can make your children feel insecure and question how their decisions will affect their twin, triplet or more. This may bring a feeling of jealousy or guilt.

Parents can help by reassuring their children that independence isn’t the same as selfishness. Even though they are independent they can still love and care for their siblings.

As well as parents it’s important that teenagers have other adult role models. Encouraging your teenagers to have different adult role models as well as friends can help further develop their independence.