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  • 5 thoughts to boost the confidence of parents to bilingual children
  • 5 thoughts to boost the confidence of parents of bilingual children
  • As parents most of us have an ideal picture of what we want our children to be like when they grow up. Some of us are more specific than others with regards to the personality traits and behaviours we wish for our children, but for most of us ‘happy’, ‘honest’ and ‘confident’ feature high on [...]
  • 40 ways to motivate bilingual children to speak the minority language
  • 40 ways to motivate bilingual children to speak the minority language
  • Babies and toddlers During the early years of your child’s “talking career” you may be holding a monologue for much of the time, but this is when you set the foundation for the language and there is a lot you can do to encourage your little one to start talking. Make talking your minority language [...]
  • From the diary of a bilingual mother, part 20 (penned by daddy)
  • From the diary of a bilingual mother, part 20 (penned by daddy)
  •   Fantastic news from the father of our fictional multilingual family, who are living the very real highs and lows of millions of bilingual mothers, fathers and children across the world.  They welcome the latest addition to their family on what is the last page from the diary for now. Don’t despair, though, there will [...]
  • 5 thoughts about consistency when using OPOL
  • 5 thoughts about consistency when using OPOL (one parent, one language)
  • “We are doing OPOL and I find it impossible to stay consistent in my language use – is my child’s bilingualism doomed?” – this question (or perhaps a less dramatic version of it) often pops up in forums for parents raising bilingual kids. Among the replies you will find on one hand those who state that [...]


  • 12 things parents of bilingual children need to know
  • 12 things parents raising bilingual children need to know
  • This post is also available in the following languages (click on the picture to read the post). More translations to follow: 1 – It doesn’t happen by magic Children do not become bilingual “by magic”. There is a persistent myth claiming that “children are like sponges when it comes to language” and that they will [...]

  • Multilingual Family with English, Spanish and French in Spain
  • Multilingual Family with English, Spanish (and French) in Spain
  • Today I can present to you another delightful multilingual family: Lisa, Ed, Joshua and Francesca who speak English as a family and live in Spain. You may already know Lisa as the driving force behind the site Cooking With Languages and the children’s activity cookbook with the same name. Family languages: English, Spanish (and Spanglish)  [...]



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