Book - Bringing up a Bilingual Child cropped compressed Rita Rosenback StCm Hi, I am Rita Rosenback, the author of “Bringing up a Bilingual Child” and the blogger on this site. Children and languages are my passion, and I have written my book for parents and carers in families with more than one language. It is an easy-to-read guide with practical advice for parents raising bilingual children. The book’s subtitle “Navigating the seven Cs of multilingual parenting: Communication, Confidence, Commitment, Consistency, Creativity, Culture and Celebration” lists the core components of successfully passing on a family language to the next generation. In addition to the down-to-earth hints and tips I also tell you about my family’s journey and how my daughters acquired their languages. The Special Edition contains two additional chapters – the first one list ideas on how to engage your child to speak your language and the second is a list of encouraging thoughts for when you need them the most. Buying the Special Edition also gives you access to additional resources on the website.


  • 20/06/2014 Special Edition of "Bringing up a Bilingual Child" on sale now!
  • 14/06/2014 "Bringing up a Bilingual Child" book launch event at the Globe Academy in London.
  • 14/06/2014 Aleena Naylor interviews Rita for BBC Radio Derby.
  • 12/06/2014 Standard edition of "Bringing up a Bilingual Child" now on sale at Amazon.
  • 9/06/2014 Rita being interviewed by her daughter Daniela here.
  • 30/05/2014 Fellow blogger Maria Babin interviews Rita on her blog, Trilingual Mama.
  • 30/05/2014 Rita’s post Traveling – for real or virtually – is great for kids’ cultural and language awareness on Multicultural Kids Blog.
  • 25/05/2014 Multilingual Parenting is the host for May edition of the Raising Multilingual Children Blogging Carnival.
  • 15/05/2014 The impressive Pentagon Hall of the Globe Academy is chosen as the venue for the Book Launch event on Saturday, 14th of June .
  • 05/05/2014 Multilingual Parenting is proud to present its new logo.
  • 30/04/2014 The has been viewed for a quarter of a million times!
  • 19/03/2014 Announcement: Rita’s book “Bringing up Bilingual Child” will be out in June. Subtitle “How to Navigate the Seven Cs of Multilingual Parenting: Communication, Confidence, Commitment, Consistency, Creativity, Culture and Celebration”.
  • 19/02/2014 Fellow blogger Olena Centeno interviews Rita for her podcast series.

From the blog

  • From the diary of a bilingual mother
  • From the diary of a bilingual mother, part 1
  • A completely fictional diary based on very real situations from bilingual families. Monday Went to the shop with our youngest daughter. She loves the game of me saying the words for everything, and she points at what feels like every single item in the shop and I diligently deliver the corresponding word. I notice a [...]
  • 12 things parents of bilingual children need to know - Ukranian
  • 12 речей, які необхідно знати батькам, що виховують двомовних дітей
  • 1. Це не стається «за помахом чарівної палички» Діти не стають двомовними «за помахом чарівної палички». Широко поширеним є міф про те, що «діти вбирають в себе все наче губки, коли йдеться про мови», і таким чином можуть вивчити будь-яку мову, якщо регулярно її чутимуть, але це – просто неправда. Звичайно, у сприятливих умовах діти [...]

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  • Question Our son is 3 years old and we live in England. Since he was born, my partner and I have spoken to him in English and our first language Portuguese. I speak English to him because English and Portuguese are my first languages and his dad speaks mostly Portuguese to him. He goes to full-time [...]
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