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Yoonjung 6 352 by Raquel
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Milestones of bilingual kids
Undraa 10 563 by Adam Beck
Feb 19, 2018 12:14:25 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling UGH have we messed everything up?
Kristin T. 3 428 by Kristin T.
Feb 16, 2018 3:11:16 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Raising a bilingual child when co-parent is not bilingual
Stephanie 3 436 by Adam Beck
Feb 14, 2018 14:02:10 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Exposure to German for my 18-month-old daughter
Marisa 4 466 by Alika
Feb 3, 2018 22:44:34 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Speech delay and possible ASD
Sofia 8 839 by Raquel
Jan 29, 2018 19:56:49 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Increasing my knowledge of ml
Alison 12 455 by Francesca Pursell
Jan 27, 2018 4:46:28 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Concerns with 4.5 multilingual kid
Multital 8 847 by Raquel
Jan 26, 2018 20:57:38 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Parent names - Mummy/Maman, Daddy/Papa
Zoe 8 741 by Hsin-Yu
Jan 26, 2018 12:40:18 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Pronouncing childrens' names
Patricia 8 545 by Hsin-Yu
Jan 26, 2018 12:21:12 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Pronunciation concerns
Sara 8 410 by Adam Beck
Jan 26, 2018 6:19:59 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Non-native teacher of ml raising baby
Laura Catherine 2 371 by Raquel
Jan 16, 2018 22:19:43 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Raise a bilingual child in only 3 hours is possible?
Marco 11 816 by Sandra P
Jan 16, 2018 14:40:50 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Do you speak ml or ML when a ML parent is around?
Nadezhda 9 407 by Adam Beck
Jan 16, 2018 8:58:41 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Getting toddler to speak in minority language
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Jen 22 2,859 by Adam Beck
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Strategies for adults
Patricia 4 434 by Raquel
Jan 9, 2018 19:53:02 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Online playdates
Sam 1 304 by Raquel
Jan 9, 2018 19:32:31 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Exposure
Choi 3 375 by Adam Beck
Jan 4, 2018 9:27:50 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling When on holiday...
Joanna 4 356 by Joanna
Dec 24, 2017 9:02:58 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling When minority language parent is out of commission
Juliana 13 451 by Adam Beck
Dec 19, 2017 10:25:26 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling How to interact with other kids
Shangzhu 11 643 by Amy
Dec 13, 2017 23:05:54 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Blogging
Andrea 10 430 by Adam Beck
Dec 11, 2017 5:07:18 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Key Stage 1
Tracey 4 447 by Tracey
Dec 2, 2017 23:34:08 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Tips on getting buy-in from ml spouse
Pierre 2 421 by Adam Beck
Dec 2, 2017 11:17:33 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Introducing a third language at elementary school age
Mayken 7 373 by Tatyana L
Dec 2, 2017 10:07:17 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Mealtime conversation with baby
Alison 3 343 by Alison
Nov 24, 2017 21:47:49 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Toddler doesn't want to say words in ml2
Anna 10 540 by Amy
Nov 23, 2017 0:43:37 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling How to cope with 3 languages?
Pedro I. 8 447 by Adam Beck
Nov 11, 2017 10:45:44 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Do you use the ML here, or the ml no matter what?
Marisa 17 527 by Undraa
Nov 9, 2017 17:36:55 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Questions regarding au pair
Shangzhu 1 355 by Marie
Nov 7, 2017 23:37:19 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Calling all bilingual teachers
Tracey 8 479 by Raquel
Nov 7, 2017 18:40:31 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling How to get siblings to speak ml with each other?
Heidi 3 311 by Adam Beck
Nov 5, 2017 6:13:36 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Speaking ml at home despite ML being my mother tongue?
Amanda 4 374 by Amanda
Oct 20, 2017 4:30:05 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling First time mom! Second language help!
Rossilyn 2 336 by Adam Beck
Oct 19, 2017 11:07:05 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Can the kids "forget" that the nanny understands ML?
Karen 7 460 by Raquel
Oct 16, 2017 20:15:09 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Second language French - seeking advice!
dfree86 14 561 by Jen
Oct 16, 2017 8:36:52 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Help navigating trilingual environment!
Aisling 4 350 by Raquel
Oct 11, 2017 17:58:45 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Trilingual concerns
Sylvie 8 440 by Nellie
Oct 7, 2017 17:21:22 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling How can ML parent support ml for baby?
Zoe 2 381 by Zoe
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Homeschooling children struggling with community language
Laura L. 2 372 by Marie
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Amy: Happy birthday to your 2 bilingual monkeys and ! :) Jun 30, 2018 5:15:05 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Mayken, that's true, but in our case, the U.S. didn't make it to the World Cup this time! Japan has gone through, but they'll probably get knocked out very soon... Jun 30, 2018 7:22:16 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Wojtek, Poland won! I was disappointed, though, to see Japan hold the ball at the end of the game because they only wanted to go through to the next round. I understand why they did that but I wish they had played harder... Jun 30, 2018 7:24:42 GMT 9
Wojtek: Well, it suited both teams to slow down the ball. However, it was really unexpected and peculiar :) Jul 1, 2018 1:16:27 GMT 9
Mayken: On the train from Cologne to my hometown, I saw a boy about 9/10 and his older sister. She was fluent in German but spoke French with a slight accent, he spoke only French. They were visiting their grandparents. I was intrigued but didn't ask. Jul 1, 2018 22:06:55 GMT 9
Wojtek: Does anyone know an online English speech language therapist? I thought that it could be a good idea to get my girl evaluated in her ml... Jul 6, 2018 4:02:38 GMT 9 *
Mayken: Yay! My 8-year-old daughter passed her ml swim test today! After swimming & diving, the pool attendant asked her to recite the swimming/safety rules (our recent captive reading), and she knew them all! Jul 6, 2018 21:28:23 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: NEW! Bilingual Lives: Ana Cristina Gluck, Author and Publisher of Multilingual Books for Children (with a Book Giveaway!) buff.ly/2ziSQ4J Jul 7, 2018 11:28:32 GMT 9
Agnese: First words. What to expect? My son is 10 months old. He's still babbling, but I've noticed some different sounds depending on the situation. I wonder if he'll start saying his first words in the next weeks (or months, who knows?). What should I expect? Jul 11, 2018 0:30:24 GMT 9 *
Amy: Don't expect anything Agnese. :) Just let it happen, and then what he says will hit you like a train. :) It's an amazing moment. Just live it and don't overthink it. Whatever he says, in whatever language it is, it is a magical moment. ;) Jul 11, 2018 5:11:14 GMT 9 *
Agnese: I've recently found a further (annoying) challenge: when I speak ml (Italian) to my child (10m) in front of ML acquaintances, they are making jokes about what I said (mostly accent, similar unrelated words...). What do you think is the best way to act? Jul 15, 2018 13:04:11 GMT 9 *
Amy: Agnese, it is simply because they never had the opportunity to be acquainted so closely to that language. Just smile and keep going. Over time (even if this may seem long), the comments will fade. Don't show your son you are embarrassed by your ml. ;) Jul 16, 2018 3:56:41 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Agnese, I strongly second Amy's advice! Stay strong and continue speaking Italian! Jul 18, 2018 6:22:37 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: And Agnese, keep in mind that, above all, the highest priority is your bilingual aim, not the other passing concerns that are part of this experience (for us all). Don't let these distract you from the greater goal. :) Jul 18, 2018 6:24:49 GMT 9 *
Agnese: Thank you! After this setback I feel stronger than ever! The same day of the incident I ordered plenty of books in the ml on Amazon and I'm reading every day new research on bilingualism and bilingual education. I'm ready to defend my goal! Thanks Jul 19, 2018 18:37:58 GMT 9
Amy: Go Agnese, go! ;) If you want information on bilingualism, visit the website of THE bilingualism expert, François Grosjean: www.francoisgrosjean.ch/myths_en.html :) Jul 20, 2018 3:44:12 GMT 9
Agnese: Thank you for the suggestion! Jul 21, 2018 15:40:43 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter met some inversed ML/ml kids today who live in our ml country. Their parents probably weren't thrilled they found n ML (for them) friend in their ml country. I'm sorry...a little bit. Aug 7, 2018 2:07:34 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: NEW POST AT BILINGUAL MONKEYS: Make the Most of Your Precious Time with Grandparents, Whether Near or Far bilingualmonkeys.com/make-the-most-of-your-precious-time-with-grandparents/ Aug 11, 2018 9:35:23 GMT 9
Adam Beck: ANOTHER NEW POST AT BILINGUAL MONKEYS: 5 Key Ways to Fortify Your Home Environment for Bilingual Success bilingualmonkeys.com/5-key-ways-to-fortify-your-home-for-bilingual-success/ Aug 15, 2018 16:07:10 GMT 9