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Q&A: How to deal with several family languages for a child with speech delay?

Q&A: How to deal with several family languages for a child with speech delay?

Question Hi, thanks for sharing important information on your website and being a reference for the parents who are lost in the sea of advice… We have a very specific question regarding our first daughter, who has some speech delay and is exposed to three languages. We need to take an important decision regarding our […]

Q&A: Our child's teacher told us to stop speaking a family language – what to do?

Q&A: Our child’s teacher told us to stop speaking a family language – what to do?

Question Dear Rita, Our family is an international family, I’m from Hungary, my husband is from Italy. My son was born in the USA, and our two girls were born in Germany, but we have moved a lot. My son is nine, he speaks Hungarian (not fluent), Italian (let’s say very well but not perfect), […]

My bilingual parenting journey – no regrets but a few I-wish-I-had-knowns

My bilingual parenting journey – no regrets but a few I-wish-I-had-knowns

I am very happy with how my daughters have grown up to speak several languages, and I am looking forward to supporting the coming generation of our family in the quest of learning to speak more than one language. Looking back, there are certainly a few things I would have liked to have known when […]

Bilingual children: one language at a time, or both at once?

Bilingual children: one language at a time, or both at once?

When more than one language is spoken in a family, parents in face the choice of whether their child should learn both (or all) languages in parallel or if they should let the child’s skills in one language become established before starting to learn the second (and possibly a further) language. Sequential or simultaneous bilingualism The […]