Twin Sense

Author: Dagmara SCALISE
Publisher: Amacom Books
ISBN: 0814410669
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Although everyone experiences unexpected challenges with the arrival of a new baby, the parents of twins face their own unique sets of joys and frustrations. As the parent of three children under the age of six, including three-year-old fraternal twins, Dagmara Scalise knows firsthand just how daunting that all-important first year can be. Now, in Twin Sense, she offers real-world advice on dealing with the many issues that arise when caring for newborn twins. Concise and easy to follow, this book shows harried parents everything they need to know, including: baby-proofing • stocking up on what they really need • preparing and involving previous children • breast-feeding two babies at once • making errands possible • getting through the night • bathing the babies • traveling with twins • keeping the peace • responding to probing questions about having twins • and much more! Filled with lively anecdotes and practical advice, this is a true insider's guide that will make raising twins a pleasure.

The Twin Enigma

Author: Vivienne Lewin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429922558
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The book offers a unique in-depth understanding of the twin relationship, and the way in which twin development is affected by our attitudes to twins and our enduring fascination with them. It explores our historical fascination with this subject and the origins of this excitement, how our perceptions of twins reflect our own longing for a perfect soul-mate, and the effect this personal projection has on the development in twins. It is a book written with the general reader in mind rather than "experts". Twins share a deep psychic bond that forms the core of their twinship, but they are never identical. Many factors will affect their development, including the early mutual resonances and sensate experiences between them, and parental and societal attitudes in raising them.

Twin and Triplet Psychology

Author: Audrey C. Sandbank
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415183987
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Information on the special needs and natures of twins and multiples is often difficult for professionals to obtain. Twin and Triplet Psychology fills this gap, helping professionals to be better-equipped to offer advice to parents and twins alike. Examining the psychology of twinship throughout the lifespan, the book includes chapters on: * twins in-utero temperament development and inter-twin behaviour before and after birth * antenatal and postnatal influences on family relationships * twins with special needs * the death of a twin * twins in secondary school and adolescence.

The Third Twin

Author: C.J. Omololu
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641153875
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Ihr imaginärer Drilling Alicia begleitet Lexie und ihre eineiige Zwillingsschwester Ava schon seit ihrer Kindheit. Heute, als Teenager, geben sich die beiden bei Dates gerne mal als Alicia aus. Ein Spiel mit dem Feuer ... Als zwei von Alicias Dates brutal ermordet werden, deuten die DNA-Spuren auf Lexie und Ava hin. Lexie bleibt nicht viel Zeit, um die Wahrheit herauszufinden. Denn jetzt ist auch ihr bester Freund Zane in Gefahr ...

It Takes A Sense Of Humour

Author: Patty O'Leary Emry
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460241614
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On the day she was born in 1950 as one of two identical twins, Patty O'Leary Emry's formidable challenges were only just beginning. The exhilaration of welcoming new life quickly gave way to desperation as doctors discovered that Patty had multiple congenital difficulties. With underdeveloped digestive, urinary tract, and reproductive systems, the prognosis was grim. When the hospital staff declared that the baby would die within a few days, her steadfast parents refused to give up hope, and they firmly insisted that Patty be given a fighting chance-after all, she deserved every chance at life. After ground breaking operations, doctors were able to reconstruct the tiny infant's digestive organs. It was a miracle that this premature baby survived such procedures, and before long, Patty's tenacious spirit quickened and flourished. But tragedy struck the family again when, Patty's twin sister, Catherine, died only three months after being born. Despite the pain of becoming a "twinless twin" and in the face of daily difficulties that many could consider discouraging, Patty rallied and cultivated a robust and outrageous approach to life that has seen her through over twenty-two surgeries in her lifetime. You, the reader, can also lay hold of the transformative power of laughter and positivity in every circumstance. So whether you're sixteen or ninety-nine, throw off those shackles of self-doubt and despair, put on your dancing shoes, and do the funky chicken on the nearest tabletop-because It Takes a Sense of Humour!

Oben ist es still

Author: Gerbrand Bakker
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518731203
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Helmer van Wonderen räumt auf. Er verfrachtet seinen bettlägerigen Vater ins Obergeschoß des alten Bauernhauses, entrümpelt das Erdgeschoss, streicht die Wände und schafft neue Möbel an. Das Gemälde mit den schwarzen Schafen, die Fotografien von Mutter und die alte Standuhr kommen nach oben, alle Pflanzen, die blühen können, auf den Misthaufen. Und da Vater ihm nicht den Gefallen tut, einfach zu verschwinden, sich von einem Windstoß hinwegfegen zu lassen oder wenigstens zu sterben, richtet der Sohn sein Leben unten neu ein. Doch die ländliche Ruhe währt nicht lang, denn Helmers Neffe Henk, der pubertierende Sohn seines verstorbenen Zwillingsbruders, soll bei seinem Onkel das Arbeiten lernen ... Genau in der Beobachtung von Mensch und Natur, subtil in der Anspielung und von zärtlicher Skurrilität, entwickelt Bakkers trockener, lakonischer Erzählstil von der ersten Seite an einen unwiderstehlichen Sog.

Tapper Twins Ziemlich beste Feinde

Author: Geoff Rodkey
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641157021
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Fies, fieser, Tapper Twins So ein bisschen Geschwister-Hickhack ist doch ganz normal, oder? Erst recht, wenn man so unterschiedlich ist wie Leni und Ben. Einzige Gemeinsamkeit der Zwillinge: ihr Alter, klar, nämlich 12. Und der Start eines Rachefeldzugs. Gegeneinander, versteht sich. Also battlen sie sich, was die sozialen Netzwerke hergeben: per Chat, Screenshot, Online-Armee ... Bis das Ganze etwas eskaliert und die beiden sich fragen: Wie konnte es nur so weit kommen? Um der Sache auf den Grund zu gehen, überlässt Leni allen Parteien das Wort: sich, Ben, Freunden, Feinden, Ahnungslosen – mit überraschendem Ergebnis ...


Author: S. Silvers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400926499
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This collection of papers on issues in the theory of mental representation expresses a diversity of recent reflections on the idea that C. D. Broad so aptly characterized in the title of his book Mind and the World Order. An important impetus in the project of organizing this work were the discussions I had with Keith Lehrer while I was a Visiting Scholar in the department of Philosophy at the University of Arizona. His encouragement and friendship were of great value to me and I wish to express my thanks to him here. A word of thanks too for Mike Harnish who casually suggested the title Rerepresentation. I wish to express my thanks to Hans Schuurmans of the Computer Center at Tilburg University for his patient and cheerful assistance in preparing the manuscript. Professor J. Verster of the University of Groningen kindly provided the plates for the Ames Room figures. Thieu Kuys helped not only with the texts but also relieved me of chores so that I could devote more time to meeting deadlines. Barry Mildner had a major role in the text preparation using his skills and initiative in solving what seemed like endless technical problems. My deepest thanks are reserved for Anti Sax whose contribution to the project amount to a co-editorship of this volume. She participated in every phase of its development with valuable suggestions, prepared the indexes, and worked tirelessly to its completion.

Objectivity Invariance and Convention

Author: Talal A. Debs
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674034136
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From the Publisher: "What does it mean to be lonely?" Thomas Dumm asks. His inquiry, documented in this book, takes us beyond social circumstances and into the deeper forces that shape our very existence as modern individuals. The modern individual, Dumm suggests, is fundamentally a lonely self. Through reflections on philosophy, political theory, literature, and tragic drama, he proceeds to illuminate a hidden dimension of the human condition. His book shows how loneliness shapes the contemporary division between public and private, our inability to live with each other honestly and in comity, the estranged forms that our intimate relationships assume, and the weakness of our common bonds. A reading of the relationship between Cordelia and her father in Shakespeare's King Lear points to the most basic dynamic of modern loneliness-how it is a response to the problem of the "missing mother." Dumm goes on to explore the most important dimensions of lonely experience-Being, Having, Loving, and Grieving. As the book unfolds, he juxtaposes new interpretations of iconic cultural texts-Moby-Dick, Death of a Salesman, the film Paris, Texas, Emerson's "Experience," to name a few-with his own experiences of loneliness, as a son, as a father, and as a grieving husband and widower. Written with deceptive simplicity, Loneliness as a Way of Life is something rare-an intellectual study that is passionately personal. It challenges us, not to overcome our loneliness, but to learn how to re-inhabit it in a better way. To fail to do so, this book reveals, will only intensify the power that it holds over us.