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The ABCs of Multilingual Parenting: The Letter O

by Corey
Letter_O

O is for… Orientation. Raising multilingual children is a journey. It’s nothing short of an amazing language adventure. As with any adventure, it is helpful to at least know in which direction we are headed: north, south, east or west. Is it over the mountains or through the plains? By boat or airline or foot… […]

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The ABCs of Multilingual Parenting: The Letter N

by Corey
Letter_N

N is for… Negotiate! You’re right. I’m right. We’re both right, right? Now what? Looks like it’s time to call in our good old friend Negotiation. When it comes to multilingual parenting, the “elephant in the room” (i.e. the thing that is obvious but rarely acknowledged and addressed) is that there are more people involved […]

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The ABCs of Multilingual Parenting: The Letter M

by Corey
Letter_M

M is for… Masterminding! They say that children are like language sponges. But is this really true? Do children just sit in a room passively listening to what is around them and pick up everything without lifting a finger? No! Children learn languages as well as they do because they are engaged, involved, curious and […]

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The ABCs of Multilingual Parenting: The Letter L

by Corey
Letter_L

L is for … Laugh, Laugh, Laugh! Sometimes we forget that raising children in more than one language is something to enjoy! If you realize that you aren’t laughing along the way then start today!  The key is to find ways to laugh together about multilingualism rather than turning it into a struggle and conflict. […]

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The ABCs of Multilingual Parenting: The Letter K

by Corey
Letter_K

K is for… Keep on going! Do you know the story of The Little Engine that Could? He’s just a little guy, trying to pull his load and there rising before him is a big, massive, long, large, enormous, hulking mountain. Do the tracks go around it? No. Do the tracks go through it via […]

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