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  • Does my bilingual child have a language delay?
  • “Does my bilingual child have a language delay?”
  • Amongst the most frequently expressed worries in different forums for parents raising bilingual children are concerns about potential delays in language development. Several research studies have found that bilingualism does not cause language delay (read more in e.g Dual Languages Development and Disorders: A Handbook on Bilingualism and Second Language Learning by Paradis, Genesee & [...]
  • Holidays in Finland, part 2
  • Holidays in Finland, part 2
  • Our yearly stay in Finland is drawing to an end … here are some more pictures from our thoroughly enjoyable family holiday. Normal blogging routines will resume next week.                  
  • Holidays in Finland, part 1
  • Holidays in Finland, part 1
  • This is the time of the year when I take a bit of a break from blogging and relax on a family holiday in my native Finland. Here are some pictures for you to enjoy – more to follow next week!                  
  • Fom the diary of a bilingual mother, part 19
  • From the diary of a bilingual mother, part 19
  • Extremely excited and somewhat worried – our bilingual mother’s feelings summed up this week. Real emotions in a fictional setting. Monday Anytime within the next two or three weeks our family member count will go up by one more son or daughter! We don’t know the gender and the predictions are 50/50. S wishes he [...]
  • 10 things parents of bilingual children do differently
  • 10 things parents of bilingual children do differently
  • As parents we want to do what’s best for our children – this affects how we behave in our everyday lives when it comes to choice of anything from food and clothing to school and the place we live in. In addition, parents of bilingual children have one more aspect to take into consideration: the [...]


  • 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)  [...]

  • Bilingual 3-year-old does not speak – what to do?
  • Q&A: Bilingual 3-year-old does not speak – what to do?
  •   Question Dear Coaches, I’m a Chinese mum and our family lives in China. I majored in TESOL and was obsessed in bilingualism. So my hubby and I always talk to my daughter in English and the others talk to her in Chinese. Now she’s 3 and she cannot talk, at all. She can understand [...]


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