I have twin girls that have just turned 12 in August. They have always been together- k-4th at public and then 5,6,7th grade hs. We are currently doing the dvd program and the lessons are divided up by lessons and subjects.
Yesterday, my girls surprised me by splitting up and doing lessons individually. I thought it would be easier and faster to share the video classes, but they said 'no'. They seem to be fine isolated, and gettng some breathing room from each other that must have been needed.
They are also in constant 'competition' with each other (grades and everything else) and very sensitive to the others achievements, sometimes feeling insecure.
How do you handle the too much togetherness?? Do you have any suggestions?? Any experiences, suggestions- ideas- would be great.
How do I build them up individually -because clearly they feel threatened by each other sometimes?
I thought maybe splitting them up-one could have a friend over night and the other go away to a friend's house. This would give them some time to be just 'them' and not 'the twins'..