The Cayman Multiples Support Group will be holding a meeting this Sunday from 3-4pm at Motions Unlimited Gym on Sparky Drive.
According to organizer Tim Dailey, the meeting will be a casual get together for parents and children to play together and discuss the unique challenges associated with raising twins, triplets and higher order multiples.
“Multiples parents often find themselves overwhelmed by the challenges of raising more than one child at a time,” says Mr. Dailey. “Personally, we have twins, and we have been coming to the meetings since before they were born. We found it a great comfort to chat with similar parents and get ideas and tips for dealing with twins.”
Noting that there are a large number of multiples on the island he added that the sharing of information is invaluable.
“Finding a suitable venue to let the kids run around in a controlled way that allows the parents the opportunity to chat has been challenging,” says Mr. Dailey. “However, when we approached Motions they were extremely receptive, offering us full use of the facilities at a very reasonable cost.”
Parents of multiples or those expecting multiples are encouraged to attend and share their experiences.
Noting that most twin parents experience challenges in the course of their pregnancy and child rearing, Mr. Dailey says it is great to know that you are not alone and that others have gone through it and are there to offer support.
“We are hoping that this meeting will lead to a long term relationship with the gym and we are currently planning to increase meetings to be held on a monthly basis,” says Mr. Dailey.
“Many of us have formed close friendships with other parents,” he continues, “and we hope to welcome more multiples into our group.”
For more information, contact Tim Dailey at 916-8005 or e-mail him at
Additional information about Motions can be found on their website www.motionsunlimited.com or by calling 749-8365.