Originally published in 1991, this monograph presents pioneering work on the growth and development of triplets, quadruplets and quintuplets. Twelve years were spent researching the effects of multiple caregiving, low birthweight and intra-uterine conditions on the personality development of multiple birth children. Child development specialists, psychologists and clinical psychologists will find this work applies not only to multiple birth children, but also to those born with low birthweights or other high-risk complications.
Table of Contents
Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction and Review of the Literature 2. Our Children 3. The Families and How They Coped 4. Observing How They Grew 5. "Catch Up" by Two Years of Age 6. Six Children and How They Grew 7. How Mother and Baby Love Influenced Development 8. Parenting and Interventions 9. The Path to Speech and Ability 10. School Days 11. Personality Development 12. Summary and Conclusions. Index.