Author: Belinda Smith
There are decisions that we as parents of multiples make that parents of singletons never have to grapple with. One that garners many a heated discussion is that of separating or splitting up our multiples when they start school.
I have seen many multiple birth Facebook groups asking the same questions – “Do I keep them together? Do I separate? What has been everyone’s experience?”
As our boys started Prep this year (2021) I have spent some time over the previous two years asking myself these very same questions.
I think this decision was compounded for me because I am also a teacher. My mumma heart was saying ‘Keep them together! Starting school is a big step and they can support each other.’ However, my teacher brain was saying ‘Separate – how will they learn if they are constantly playing up together and not listening to the teacher!’Continue Reading →