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The pressure on twins.

The pressure on twins.

Twins are being driven to anxiety and depression because parents and teachers treat them the same, a mental health charity has claimed.

Whilst most children can experience anxiety when measured against the abilities of their peers, the problem is more acute in triplets and twins - because they are always “intrinsically compared” to one another.

In an appeal to parents and education leaders, the mental health charity Young Minds has warned that lumping together siblings with similar features but wildly varying abilities and feelings is more likely to lead to mental health problems later in life.

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