Multiples New Zealand and the community of local organisations that supports New Zealand’s families with twins, triplets and more is celebrating Multiples Awareness Week from 24 February to 2 March.
Many parents of multiples feel isolated and overwhelmed due to their unique situation. Mental health issues occur at a much higher rate in parents of multiples. A strong sense of belonging is essential for good mental health and wellbeing. Our network fosters these connections by linking families to a community of local families with multiples.
Those who actively ‘share the journey’ with their peers often develop strong bonds and lifelong friendships through the shared experience of parenting multiples and the many unique joys and challenges this brings.
By getting involved in club activities such as information sessions and playgroups, parents will have the opportunity to share their stories, knowledge and skills as well as offering words of reassurance and encouragement that build confidence and a sense of belonging.
We know that parenting multiples is a journey best shared. Through our national Facebook campaign we will be encouraging our wider membership to share stories, photos and connect with others.