Originally published in 1991, this monograph presents pioneering work on the growth and development of triplets, quadruplets and quintuplets. Twelve years were spent researching the effects of multiple caregiving, low birthweight and intra-uterine conditions on the personality development of multiple birth children. Child development specialists, psychologists and clinical psychologists will find this work applies not only to multiple birth children, but also to those born with low birthweights or other high-risk complications.

chapter 1|15 pages

Introduction and Review of the Literature

chapter 2|4 pages

Our Children

chapter 3|5 pages

The Families and How They Coped

chapter 4|8 pages

Observing How They Grew

chapter 5|11 pages

“Catch Up” by Two Years of Age

chapter 6|39 pages

Six Children and How They Grew

chapter 8|4 pages

Parenting and Interventions

chapter 9|9 pages

The Path to Speech and Ability

chapter 10|8 pages

School Days

chapter 11|26 pages

Personality Development

chapter 12|4 pages

Summary and Conclusions