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.
From the blog
- 6 principles for promoting language development through books [guest post]
- I am delighted to have Marianna Du Bosq from Bilingual Avenue write today’s guest post about the importance of books in supporting children’s language development. Marianna has taught dual language learners for several years and is one of our Family Language Coaches. She runs a popular site for multilingual families where you can find lots of [...]
- 10 things parents of bilingual children should avoid
- When you are raising your child to speak more than one language, it is important to know how to go about it – this is the raison d’être of my blog! It is however equally important to be aware of the things you should avoid when bringing up a bilingual child. Generally, I am a [...]
- 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 [...]
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- Question Hi! I have been subscribed to your newsletter and blog for quite some time and it has been very helpful! Thank you so much! It’s great not to feel alone in the journey of raising bilingual kids. Little background: I have two kids 5 and 3 whose majority language is English. I am a [...]