(Closed) Twin separation in school…

posted 9 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: would you/did you separate your twins when they started school?

    yes i did - they loved it!

    yes i did - it didn't go well

    no i didn't - but think i should have done now

    no i didn't - and it worked just fine

    other - please explain

  • Post # 3
    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I am a twin and we were always seperated until we where in Middle School.  We got to play together during recess and such.  So I think it was a good thing.  My sister has twins and they are in the same classes.

    Post # 4
    7605 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I don’t have twins, but I am a teacher who has taught at schools that did separate twins and schools that didn’t.  I think that since the kids are so young, it would be good for them to be separated.  Is kindergarten (age 4 and 5) a half day like it is here?

    Once the kids get older, it might be easier for their parents to have them in the same class so that they’re covering the same material and have the same projects at the same time.  For the little ones, though, I think it’s great for them to be apart and develop socially.

    Post # 5
    163 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I put other, I am a twin we were seperated. However we moved a lot and at a few schools we were in the same class. 

    I am glad we were seperated because you develope your own identiy and friends. It will be an adjustment but it will be better in the end. You do not want them to become completly reliant on one another. It also helps inside the class room with arguments and such, it gives them a break from one another. Have your mom or the teachers tell each boy where the others class is just so they know the other is safe and where they are. Good luck to your mom 

    Post # 7
    3622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    In my elementary school, twins were always split; it wasn’t optional. I think it’s a good idea.

    Post # 8
    813 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I don’t have twins, but just weighing in with experience! I have a few sets of twins that I went through school with an during gr jk to grade 8 they were never ever in the same class. In high school occaisonally they fell into the same class. It seemed to work fine. My sister is only a year younger than me, and one year we were in the same split class. I hated it.. just brought up more competiton, arguing.. etc.

    Post # 9
    3979 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I don’t have kids but my little sisters are twins so I can say from experience with them, seperation is a great thing. My sisters started out in the same classes with the same teachers but when one was held back in kindergarten (Yes, the do that) and the other progressed to first grade they weren’t just seperated by classes but by grades. It was great for them! The one in the lower grade was given multiple opportunities to move up with her sister but she didn’t want to. The both loved having their own set of friends, their own experiences, and since they share everything else, the ability to have their own first days of high school, proms, graduations, etc. They really loved their individuality there because at home, they were “the twins”. They shared everything else so to have their own life at school, they still say they wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. So, from experience with them, I say seperation is a great thing! It gives them a chance to develope their own identity away from their sibling.

    Post # 10
    112 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I am a twin & we were separated in school. It was a good decision in my opinion! We developed more individuality in my opinion.

    Post # 11
    1892 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m a twin, and we were separated. In fact, we didn’t have a class together until our Senior year of high school, and then it was weird!!! I am all for separating– twins need to have their own identities. 

    Post # 12
    2031 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We used to have twin boys in our pre-school that went to a special school each morning.  They were together for a while, but were separated at the age of 3ish so they could get the focus they each needed.  Their mom was scared because they’d never been apart and were so young, but they boys did great!  They loved it because they had stories to tell each other afterschool everyday about what they did and who said what.  

    When I was in school, I knew twin boys from Kindergarten straight through 12th grade.  They were never in the same class, and didn’t seem to mind at all.  

    Post # 13
    247 posts
    Helper bee

    I am a twin and we went to seperate schools and we loved it

    Post # 14
    284 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I have to say as a teacher and having twin brothers: separation is best.  It helps them with individuality.  It’s a big skill for kids to develop especially when times goes on.  The change might be hard, but after a while they will have their own school stories to tell and a wide variety of friends.  Hope that helps!

    Post # 15
    86 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My cousins are triplets, and are all in seperate classes. It definitely helps with independence and indivuduality. I think it’s a great idea, and as a future teacher, I think that children who are multiples, should be in seperate classes, but that’s just my opinion.

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