Specificity of twins’ attachment and influence on their developpment

Marie-Laure Colaiacovo Published in the journal : January 2018 Category : Psychiatrie infanto-juvénile

Summary :

This study has focused on the specificity of twins’ attachment, along with its impact on their development. To this end, adult twins were invited to revisit the experience of their relationship. When analyzing these testimonies, differences in the process and rhythm of twin empowerment compared to the singular child became apparent. Based on these findings, new practical recommendations pertaining to educating twins can be outlined. One can, thus, challenge the widely held assertion that it is crucial to "untwin" the twins at any price.

What is already known about the topic?

The specificity of twin attachment, along with its impact on their development, has not been widely investigated to date. However, many studies have emphasized the relevance of the couple effects on the development of twins.

What does this article bring up for us?

This article sought to investigate the specificity of twins’ attachment based on the viewpoints that adult twins bear based on their own experiences

Key Words

Twins, attachment, fusion, differentiation, specificity