Parenting abroad means getting in touch with other styles of parenting. What do you adopt from other cultures?
When monolingual parents hear their children mix their languages, they often get irritated and start worrying. Will their children ever really be consistent in one of the languages? Is code switching the same as lack of fluency? Voxy pointed out this last assumption in a post.To sum it […]
Embed from Getty Images In articles about bilingualism and OPOL we usually find two different labels: “one parent – one language” or “one person – one language” which, in my opinion, is a bit misleading. The term of OPOL was first introduced by the french linguist Maurice Grammont […]
There are so many advices about keeping twins in the same class at school or not, which appear to lead to a simple single decision. But sometimes your have to change your decision for the childrens’ sake. Sometimes you’re firmly convinced of doing the right thing but later […]
I wanted to post something else today, but this picture hit me straight into my heart while I was reading the newspapers online these days. This picture shows four 6 year old chinese twins at their school in Shenzen (South China). Their parents did shave their heads and […]
I was reading several blogs about expats, Third Culture Kids, Adult Third Culture Kids, Global Nomads and was wondering about the definitions of all these terms. An expat is “a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country and culture other than that of the person’s upbringing”. The […]
Also known as idioglossia, autonomous language or cryptophasia, the phenomenon of the secret language among twins, twin language, twin talk has fascinated both parents and researchers. It is a spoken language – sometimes also a language of gestures and body language – that twins adopt to communicate among […]
When my son was born, my husband and I were living in Italy and expected to stay for a long time. Italian is one of my two mother tongues and it was very natural for me to talk Italian to my son from the beginning. Our home languages […]