Essay Separating Twins in School

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Scientists and psychologists everywhere study twins. The argument most commonly studied is nature versus nurture. The focus of this essay, however, is whether or not to separate twins in schools. Some believe the separation is demeaning and traumatic to the twins. The side about to be proved however that is this separation is a necessary step in the individualization of twins. Often, separation sparks the path to individualization. There are two types of twins. One type of twins, called identical twins, is exact clones of each other. They share the same DNA and were made from a single split egg. More research as been done regarding these types of twins as they are the more remarkable kind. Since they are a genetic match, nature plays the …show more content…
Both fraternal and identical twins have a strong bond, a stronger bond than that of normal siblings. From the time of conception to the time they die twins share a unique bond. That bond begins in the womb. Some mothers report having ultrasounds in which their twins were holding hands in the womb. There isn’t much scientific evidence that the twins are aware they are holding hands or that it really signifies anything, but the act itself hints toward a bond even in the womb. Spending nine months together in such tight quarters who wouldn’t form a close bond? After birth, the twin babies become even closer. A mother of fraternal twins, Sherry Warner, agrees that twins share a bond other siblings don’t from the day they are born; “The girls were the best of friends from the moment they were born. It seemed the only thing fought for was attention” (Warner). Some twin babies are even said to have created their own language that only they understand. Even Sherry Warner said her twins had their own incomprehensible language. Based on an excerpt from the Acta Geneticae Medicae et Gemellologiae Twin Research, it is possible twins do in fact have their own language: “These “autonomous languages” exist in 40% of all twins, but often disappear soon” (“Language”). The creation of these languages at an age in which
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