Monday, October 21, 2013

7 Tips For Raising Bilingual Children

This article gives excellent tips for immigrant parents to use to make sure their children keep their native language when learning English in school.    - - Donna Poisl


For many generations, immigrants to the United States wanted their kids to learn English, and English only. For them, total assimilation into American culture was the key to success. But in an increasingly diverse and globalized country, being bilingual is now more often seen as an asset.

A recent story in Time Magazine highlighted the latest research that shows that the multilingual brain is “nimbler, quicker, better able to deal with ambiguities, resolve conflicts and even … resist dementia.”

Even if you’re bilingual, though, it’s not always easy to pass your language on to your child.  That’s particularly true when your child starts attending school.
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