Great to connect with you again - thank you for spending some of your precious time with me!
There have been many sad incidents in the news in the last few weeks. What can we do not to despair, and to continue raising our own children in a positive environment?
- When it feels tough - reach out to other like-minded people, together we are stronger.
- On any day - be a great role model for the next generation on how to treat others with respect and to appreciate everyone independent of culture, colour or creed.
- When you feel strong - speak out, build bridges, create a better future for us all.
By raising a bilingual child, you are bringing another more open-minded person to the world. A person who can communicate across generational, geographical and cultural borders. These are the people the world badly needs.
May the peace and power be with you.
1. ON THE WEB (VIDEO) How do babies become bilingual - very informative video on how babies pick up several languages.
2. MORE ON THE WEB How to raise a reader- an excellent article on encouraging your kids to love their books!
If you are the minority language speaker in your family, your role as an inspiring model for using the language is extremely important. Use your language whenever you can when you are out and about. Show that you are proud to speak the language and that it is an important part of your life. Such an attitude will have a positive impact on your child’s willingness to learn and maintain the family’s minority language.
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