Parenting lessons can be found almost anywhere, but when it comes to parenting twins, I imagine there's a huge learning curve. I mean, two babies? Two toddlers? Two children? How do you even know how to foster their individuality while keeping in mind that they're twins? I'm sure there's plenty of lessons to be read from a book, but I think there are Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen lessons every twin parent should pay attention to.
Maybe it's because I grew up watching the Olsen twins, but they are definitely the ones I'd turn to if I needed to model my twin parenting strategy. The two are incredibly close, but still retain a lot of their individuality, making them the perfect goal for raising twins. You don't want to always call them "the twins," but you want to respect their crazy-cool bond, too. Mary Kate and Ashley always managed to portray these lessons in their movies, TV shows, and in the rest of their global takeover. I can remember buying their fashion dolls and marveling at how each came with different accessories, yet they were still similar in other aspects. Simple concept, but it helped me understand that despite being twins, they were still two individual sisters. These lessons from Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen can help you parent your own twins, whether you're worried that they're going to trick you into thinking they are the other sibling (um, they so are) or if you're nervous that they're more alike than different. Raising twins may be hard, but with the Olsen girls on it, you've got the gear and everything. (Don't forget your magnifying glass and trench coat.)