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5 yrs old twins??

they are not exactly twins. she is his and he is mine but they sure do act like they are. they are both 5 and have practically been raised together. what I need help with is how to get them to branch out to play with other kids. they refuse to leave each others side and will exclude anyone who won't play with both of them at once, any suggestions?


Asked by imagen4me at 2:38 PM on Jun. 1, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • take them out on "mommie and me" dates, one at a time, to different play dates... while they are getting one on one time with you or dad, they are also learning to be independant of each other

    Answer by asil at 8:45 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • Leave the girl at the babysitters and take the boy to the park.. the next day take the girl to the park and leave the boy with a babysitter

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:40 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • Give it a little time. They will find separate friends in class at school. My son and daughter were extremely close at that age (20 months apart, 1 grade in school.) After the younger one's kindergarten year they really began to branch out. DD began to like doing more feminine things and DS got into rockets and both found others willing to do those things with them. They still get along pretty darned well and have a lot in common, which makes long family road trips a lot easier.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 2:47 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • Take them seperate places

    Answer by sstepph at 3:13 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • Start taking them places apart. Maybe one on one time with them would help them branch out because then they couldn't depend on each other. My SD's are 4 year old twins and we don't have that problem with them, but sometimes their Mom does. We have 3 other kids and a slew of nieces and nephews, so they have gotten used to playing with other kids when they are with us.

    Answer by KamiB79 at 3:56 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • maybe get them doing different activities seperately that they may be interested in. gymnastics and soccer, or something like that. Have them do something different that way they will get to know other kids on their own.

    Answer by Kainalu55 at 4:44 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • They are still young. Encourage, but don't push. They will figure it out.

    Answer by KTMOM at 8:19 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • time and take them to a seprate place with a friend

    Answer by critter_boo at 9:08 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • we definately try to do the sperate times and places but the tears are so hard. I hate watching either of them cry because they don't want to be apart

    Comment by imagen4me (original poster) at 9:25 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • I would give them time. They are only 5....eventually they will want and make other friends.

    Answer by ceciliam at 9:37 PM on Jun. 1, 2011