Even with years working as a pediatrician, Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD, FAAP, was nervous about what lay ahead when she was told she was pregnant with twins.
Now, several years into parenting her twin boys, Dr Flais is sharing her wisdom and experience as a mom and her expertise as a doctor to help other parents prepare for and raise multiples with confidence.
With insightful stories from her own experiences coupled with important information only a pediatrician can offer, Raising Twins will help you
Prepare for the arrival of your twins
Survive the first few days and weeks with advice on sleep schedules, feeding choices, and finding support
Develop strategies to help successfully manage (and enjoy!) the first year of your twins’ lives
Negotiate the toddler years, including potty training, language development, big-kid beds, budgets, and discipline
Understand the world of your twins as they become preschoolers, including socialization inside and outside the family, encouraging individualism, discipline and sleep issues.
"Dr. Flais uses her own insightful personal stories coupled with important information only a pediatrician can offer. Raising Twins is filled with great tips that any parent of multiples can benefit from learning." —Twins magazine, Fall 2009
"Raising Twins is a must for anyone raising multiples. I highly recommend it." —Denise M. Anderson, President, Illinois Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc.
“Who better to hold your hand and help prepare you for the multiple joys (and challenges) of parenting twins than a pediatrician mom of twins? By combining a medically sound foundation with a reality-based approach, Raising Twins is sure to provide new and expectant parents of twins a double dose of valuable advice and insight.” —Laura A. Jana, MD, FAAP, coauthor of Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality, and identical twin!