Written by an identical triplet, Parent like a Triplet provides valuable insight to life growing up as an identical multiple. I would recommend it as a must-read for parents and parents-to-be of multiples. Keep a copy on the bookshelf, because you will find yourself going back to it many times as your multiples grow and develop into adults. As a parent of identical twins, I could relate to so much of what Kari has written. I only wish I had been able to use this book to guide my parenting years.
What I most admire is Kari’s uncanny ability to communicate the challenges of being a multiple from a childhood perspective. Her beautifully descriptive accounts of growing up with her two sisters are both comical and sobering. She does not sugarcoat the difficulties nor minimize the joys. Her recollections of growing up as a triplet are admirably candid and genuine. Though she decries society’s romanticized, idealized view of multiples, she is delighted and excited to share her feelings about the incredible bond she enjoys with her sisters.
Loved it. So easy to read, informative, yet touching and funny.
Reading Kari’s book was, at times, like having a conversation with an old friend. Her honest and often hilarious anecdotes and stories are of growing up, and also go through the psychology as a multiple, and are backed up with academic studies and relevant data. But the real beauty in Kari’s words are her snippets of actual events throughout her life, and how these helped carve out her own experiences and those of her family. Including that of little brother Stig, just under two, coming to take his sisters home from the hospital for the first time – “Are we going to take all the hospital’s babies?»
I loved every word! Kari’s book is the ‘bible’ I have been missing. An honest, heartfelt, positive and uplifting book about life as a multiple that will change how you parent your twins or triplets
What a delightful read! Parent like a Triplet offers invaluable insight into what it is like to grow up as an identical multiple. In addition to charming childhood anecdotes, Kari Ertresvåg gives parents of twins and triplets on-point and practical parenting advice that will help them navigate various challenges that arise in families with multiples.