• Marieke Romano-van den Hoek
  • 3 lessons blogging taught me about bilingualism [guest post]
  • Today’s guest writer is Marieke Romano-van den Hoek, a 33-year-old mother-of-two, who blogs at Speaking More Languages, where she shares her family’s experiences of bilingual upbringing. Marieke lives in Holland with her Italian husband and they raise their children (1,5 and 3,5 years) bilingually in Dutch and Italian. Marieke has a great passion for languages: […]
  • 10 reasons why your bilingual child has an advantage at school
  • 10 reasons why your bilingual child has an advantage at school
  •   10 reasons why your bilingual child has an advantage at school “Should we drop a language to help our bilingual child do better at school?” is a question parents occasionally ask me when they are concerned about their kids’ educational progress. The answer is a resounding No! Giving up on speaking a home language […]
  • Granny power for multilingual families [guest post]
  •   Today’s guest post is by Michaela Hansen, the founder of Granny Aupair, an initiative to send young-at-heart grandmas all over the world. Founded in 2010, initially the grannies were only from German-speaking countries, but today more than 1,000 Grannies of various nationalities have travelled to over 50 countries. My name is Michaela Hansen. At […]
  • Thomas Bak
  • Can monolingualism make you ill?
  • Can monolingualism make you ill?   “Is monolingualism making us ill?” was the somewhat provocative title of an excellent talk by Dr Thomas Bak, neuroscientist and dementia researcher at the University of Edinburgh, which I was fortunate to listen to last week. Alongside many other language enthusiasts from different organisations: schools, universities, businesses, charities and […]
  • 7 tips for parents: How to remember to speak the minority language
  • 7 tips for parents: How to remember to speak the minority language
  • 7 tips for parents: How to remember to speak the minority language   “I want to speak my language with the kids but keep forgetting. Can you help me?”  This was one of the questions during the first ever Multilingual Parenting Facebook LIVE Q&A session (you can join the Multilingual Parenting Facebook group to listen […]
  • 10 ways to motivate a bilingual baby and toddler
  • 10 ways to motivate your bilingual baby and toddler to speak
  •   Starting early, getting into the habit and staying positive are some of the vital components for getting your bilingual baby or toddler to speak a minority language. This is a short video based on the first part of the post 40 ways to motivate bilingual children to speak the minority language.


  • 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 […]

  • How does moving to another country affect a child’s identity and languages?
  • Q&A: How does moving to another country affect a child’s identity and languages?
  •   Question Dear Rita and the Multilingual Parenting Team, Thank you so much for this invaluable resource! I came across it today after a long discussion with my wife about our one-year-old son and our future plans, and wondered if it would be possible to help us out. I’ve read several other topics regarding trilingual […]

  • Rita Golstein-Galperin
  • Raising two very different multilingual Third Culture Kids [guest post]
  • Today’s captivating guest post is by multilingual mother Rita Golstein-Galperin, a Career Makeover Strategist® for international women and the founder of Reinvent Yourself Club. She is a multicultural mother of two TCKs (Third Culture Kids) in Paris and a passionate lover of all chocolate. She is also an author, entrepreneur, public speaker and a career and business […]


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