It seems that there are several reasons why its NOT a good idea to mention it...
- Parents may be sensitive to implied criticism, as if there must be something wrong with their child.
- The usual scepticism about the possibility that the loss of a twin early in pregnancy can possibly have any kind of effect on the child who survives.
- Its a private matter and no one should interfere with how any parent brings up a child.
But there are more reasons why its worth mentioning, but how?
- Its best for the child to know. My research seems to indicate that the children who know do better in life than the children who are left wondering why they feel so strange and different.
- They already know, at some level. This film is a good example :
3. This is a very important piece of personal information and the child has a right to know.
What do you think? What is the best way to tell a child about their twin?