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What do you mean, "survival guide" ???
on October 25, 2000
I'm sorry, but I just can't get past the title of this book. Do these parents really have multiples? If so, it may be a good idea for them to consider the unspoken messages that they're sending their kids. Sure, multiples are challenging, but the extra feedings and diaper changes and all of that really pale when you consider what an incredible blessing it is to have two or three amazing, unique little individuals enter your life. The title of this book reminds me of all those well-meaning strangers who say insensitive things like, "Oh, double trouble," or "Better you than me," and other such nonsense when they see me out and about with my twin daughters. How do they think my kids hear this? Even worse, how would my kids (or yours) understand the title of this book, once they are able to read it on our bookshelves? Never do I want my kids to think that they're a burden to me - or something to be SURVIVED - just because they arrived in a twosome. These authors need to wake up. Parents of multiples certainly can benefit from good advice, but we get enough insensitivity from the public at large for free.