Nowadays, the number of families with twins is increasing. But raising twins is no easy task. At an early age, the lonely infant takes over the entire psychological universe of his primary caregiver (whom I will call mother).
In infancy, the mother’s psychological task is to get to know her child and help that child move from a state in which there is a psychological union with her to a state in which the child understands that he is separate from her and that the world is a safe place, in which a person can be.
She does this by being sensitive to her child’s unique needs, so that the outside world is not perceived as overly frustrating, intrusive, or traumatic for the child.