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Q&A: How can a single parent raise a bilingual child?

Q&A: How can a single parent raise a bilingual child?

  Question Hey, I decided long time ago that I would want to make my possible future children multilingual. I have lived years abroad (English was and still is my study and work language), but recently moved back to Finland. I’m a native Finnish-speaker, but don’t really use the language for anything else than communicating […]

Time and place - T&P as a family language strategy

Time and place – T&P as a family language strategy

When raising a bilingual child, it is always good to plan ahead so that everyone is clear about who is going to speak what language in the family when the new baby arrives. This post is the third post in my series of different approaches parents can take if they decide to bring their child […]

Single parent? Want to raise a bilingual child?

Single parent? Want to raise a bilingual child?

Most advice for parents raising bilingual children is based on the presumption that there are two parents actively involved in the upbringing. What if you are a single parent and don’t have the support of a partner – can it still be done? This is a question that has been put to me quite a […]