Sunday, July 28, 2013

Still working just not quickly

I realize this blog has been terribly neglected. There is a lot of activity going on behind the scenes, but it's just busy work. The reality is the State of Illinois is such a train wreck that a Twins Law won't really happen for a long time -- if ever. Given the current financial mess, political turmoil and petty politics it is hard to get anyone's attention in Springfield.

Yes, it's really that depressing in Illinois right now.

What's good is more and more individual districts are willing to work with parents. While it's true that a lot of districts still treat parents like the enemy, a growing number have started working with parents to determine the best interests of the children.

We're still here and available to help anyone with questions. We're just working on an individual basis.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Should Your Twins be in the Same Classroom?

This article from the New York Times asks readers to answer the questions. It's interesting because there are lots of responses from people who are twins. I always thinks it's important to take those accounts into consideration since those adults were once the children we consider when discussing the topic.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Advice from the Stirrup Queens

Admit it -- you want to read this just to find out more about the Stirrup Queens.

Without giving away too much, Stirrup Queens wrote a wonderful post called Should You Separate Twins in School. Perhaps as interesting as her article are the comments readers left.

Check it out

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sometimes Working Together Works

Here's an inspiring note from someone who recently contacted me about help prepping for a school meeting.

"Just wanted to update you on my situation. I spoke w/you a few weeks ago about keeping my girls together at a public school near Peoria.

After speaking with you on the phone, I printed several of the documents/articles that were on the website. I prepared a folder containing those articles along with progress reports from their daycare (that included a socialization portion) to take with me to the school. After attending kindergarten round-up, I met with the principal. I told her I wanted my girls to be in the same classroom & before I even had to explain why, she said; "ok, no problem! I totally understand why you would want them to be kept together, it's a big adjustment. I'll make a note of it".

I was pleasantly surprised & glad my request was so easily honored! So, I just wanted to thank you for "prepping" me - I did not know how it was going to go & wanted to be prepared."

We might not yet have a law, but we can help each other with the information we've gathered throughout the years. Anytime you need help, please contact me. If I cannot help, someone in our network can.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Twins in School–On-Line Resources

This is a great blog post by Lit for Kids. The blog's mission is "making reading fun for parents, teachers and kids!" With this blog post, they took a detour and provided interesting resources for parents of multiples.

Twins in School–On-Line Resources

Friday, February 10, 2012


Twins: The School Years is an article from New York Metro Parent. It's notable for including the thoughts of adult twins on the topic of together or apart in school.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Twins Should Always Attend the Same School

Before you judge this editorial from the San Francisco Examiner, be sure to read it. The topic and opinion is important to everyone who struggles with the issue of multiples in school. You don't have to agree with the title to understand why the newspaper took this stand. You just have to agree that the San Francisco public schools should have done a better job placing the twins in question.

Of course, we know this isn't a new issue. We see it here in the Chicago Public Schools.

Twins Should Always Attend the Same School.