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Multiple birth siblings as adolescents  

Become a Tamba member or login to access this booklet, developed by the Finnish Multiple Birth Association in 2014. They very kindly made it available to members of The International Council  of Multiple Birth Organisations (ICOMBO) who organised translation of it.

It has been reviewed by the Tamba Honorary Consultants and Tamba believe it is a useful additional to our resources and will help our families as their multiples transition into those all-important teenage years.

If you are in financial difficulty and not a Tamba member, but you have teenage multiples and think you could benefit reading from this guide please email our support services team to access it.  

Topics covered in the booklet include

·        When multiple birth siblings develop at different rates

·        Development of identity in multiple birth siblings

·        The detachment phase of a young person’s life

·        Commonplace situations for multiple birth families

·        The sibling bond and friendships with others

·        A support network strengthens the whole family unit

·        Decision making

·        Towards adulthood

The teenage years can be challenging for both parents and children. Surges of hormones, combined with body changes, struggling to find an identity, pressures from friends and a developing sense of independence, means the teenage years are a confusing time for both you and your child.

General information on the teenage years can be found here. 


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