Do I ever want to give up on bilingual parenting? {MKB 2015 Vlogging Chain}


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¡Hola, amig@s!

I’m super excited to share with you all my first VLOGGING experience: I’ve had the opportunity to participate in the 2015 Vlogging Telephone Chain with other fabulous multilingual/multicultural bloggers through Multicultural Kid Blogs.

Today, I’ll be answering a question from Michelle at Mothertongues. Her questions for me are, “Have you ever wanted to give up on multilingualism? If so, how did you get past that?”

Thanks for watching, friends!

Here’s my question for Anna at Russian Step-by-Step for Children: What advice would you give to expectant or brand new parents who are considering raising their children in more than one language? Be sure to check out her video!

MKB Vlogging Telephone: Raising Multilingual Kids

A Life with Subtitles on Multicultural Kid Blogs
Creative World of Varya
European Mama
Kid World Citizen
All Done Monkey
the piri-piri lexicon
La Cité des Vents
Españolita…¡sobre la marcha!
Russian Step by Step
Multilingual Parenting
Bilingual Avenue
Tales from the Waygook Mama
Finding Dutchland

Are you a parent raising your child in more than one language? Have you ever wanted to give up on multilingualism? How have you faced your frustrations? I’d love to hear from you!

Book Review: “Bilingual by Choice” by Virginie Raguenaud

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As I’ve written previously, I didn’t run out and purchase every last parenting book I could get my hands on when I learned I was pregnant.

But, I did scour the bookstores for any and all books on bilingual parenting. While I didn’t know whether I’d be into attachment parenting or sleep training, baby purees or baby weaning – I figured I’d see as I went along – I did make the decision to raise my daughter bilingually.

Today’s book under review centers around that premise: bilingual parenting is a choice and that choice requires active and intentional support on the part of parents. Bilingual by Choice: Raising Kids in Two (or more!) Languages (2009) by Virginie Raguenaud is another great resource for parents undertaking the daunting and exciting journey of bilingual parenting. Continue reading