(this post was updated in April 2020) We can find many studies about how to raise “a” or “one” bilingual child, but what happens when you have more than one child? And maybe twins? Will it be possible to keep the initial bilingual or multilingual situation within the […]
If you are an expat and move very frequently, you can get tired to learn a new language every two or three years. This is more than understandable. You probably send your children to an international school because this makes the constant moving easier. However, if you want […]
If you have more than one child and/or twins, you probably are concerned that you’re not giving them enough individual attention. When your children are attending school, going to after school activities etc., they barely have time for family activities and sometimes no one-on-one time to interact with […]
Lately I wrote a post about indoor activities with children, and I think it’s useful to add some tips about how to reduce screen time for children. Usually, during holidays and the cold winter period, children get very tempted by TV, computer games etc. There are many ways […]
I just read Eowyn Crisfield’s post “The Importance of Monolingual Situations for Bilinguals“ about how to get children use the minority language. The most effective way is to build a social environment that shares the language(s). But this is not always possible. Maybe you’ll find families who share […]
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 […]