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  • 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 Raising Bilingual Children Need To Know VIDEO
  • 12 things parents raising bilingual children need to know VIDEO
  •   Video based on the popular post 12 things parents raising bilingual children need to know The blog article is also available in Belarusian, Catalan, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese, Czech, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Persian/Farsi, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, and Ukranian. Is your language not on [...]


  • 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 to correct a trilingual child's pronunciation?
  • Q&A: How to correct a trilingual child’s pronunciation?
  •   Question Hello! My husband and I live in Belgium and before the birth of our son we were speaking English to each other. However due to our complex family and cultural situation we decided to step away from English and limit the languages to three only. Our son is now 18 months and since [...]

  • 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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