Questions & Concerns

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newBookmarkLockedFalling S.O.S. siblings starting to speak ML between themselves
Stefania T 7 1,364 by Ulla
Sept 2, 2017 17:27:15 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling When to start teaching a child reading in minority language?
Dominika Stackowicz 12 477 by Tracey
Aug 30, 2017 21:55:48 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Challenges raising third bilingual child
Lilles 2 295 by Lilles
Aug 24, 2017 21:16:21 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Worried about daycare!
Loz 7 357 by Undraa
Aug 18, 2017 22:56:13 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Teaching the alphabet
Claudia M. 8 402 by Nellie
Aug 13, 2017 4:26:01 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Questions for language babysitter/nanny?
Nellie 6 355 by Nellie
Aug 2, 2017 6:34:31 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Speech delay - does it help to drop one language?
Corinne 5 336 by Marie
Aug 2, 2017 5:56:56 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Translating for the kids? - Yay or nay?
Debbie C 5 370 by Debbie C
Jul 31, 2017 23:44:10 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Preparing Wednesday ml2 school entrance test
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Amy 43 1,472 by Nellie
Jul 7, 2017 9:18:38 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Toddler challenges in ml
Heidi 6 570 by Adam Beck
Jul 2, 2017 6:26:52 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling How many hours is enough?
Nellie 10 729 by Adam Beck
Jul 2, 2017 6:00:03 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Kids resisting minority language
Zenn 4 511 by Undraa
Jun 22, 2017 21:48:39 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Screen Time for Babies -- Good or Bad?
Sam 19 1,485 by Raquel
Jun 21, 2017 17:32:40 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling The eternal question - how to create need?
Nellie 10 611 by Nellie
Jun 14, 2017 9:13:44 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling How to decide what efforts are worth it
Joanna 6 535 by Undraa
Jun 14, 2017 7:03:32 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling How many books for babies in ml
Tomo 5 518 by Adam Beck
Jun 12, 2017 14:44:46 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling On the right track?
Matthias 3 466 by Adam Beck
Jun 2, 2017 12:02:19 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Please add basic phrases most kids need to learn
Marie 2 497 by Marie
May 26, 2017 18:56:07 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling The mouse or the fairy?
Mayken 17 1,811 by Raquel
May 26, 2017 18:11:20 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Books as birthday presents
Tracey 13 500 by Mayken
May 25, 2017 4:58:03 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling English learning sets
Ahmet 3 528 by Adam Beck
May 22, 2017 6:17:02 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Using an au pair to help language progress?
Marie 5 433 by Yvann
May 16, 2017 14:37:38 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Are we talking enough to her? Is she talking enough?
Claudia M. 7 544 by Adam Beck
May 13, 2017 10:34:11 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Trilingual - is it too much?
Lidia 4 454 by Lidia
May 10, 2017 21:46:20 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Bilingual nursery school experiences
Tracey 6 383 by Tracey
May 10, 2017 18:12:04 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Unsolicited advice
Taysha 3 464 by Taysha
May 5, 2017 20:05:40 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Complaints from children
Melissa 3 404 by Adam Beck
Apr 30, 2017 6:40:19 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling ML running commentary - good or bad?
Dave Hartley 6 550 by Dave Hartley
Apr 30, 2017 1:18:08 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Dyslexia and multilingual education
Ulrike 2 320 by Ulrike
Apr 26, 2017 12:59:22 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Trilingual Book
Melissa 5 1,558 by Ulrike
Apr 23, 2017 6:56:50 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Feeling conflicted about minority language
Olga 3 445 by Adam Beck
Apr 19, 2017 8:39:17 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Balancing languages for two children
Emma 4 398 by Emma
Apr 18, 2017 15:00:21 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Majority-minority language balance + third language?
Dean 6 444 by Dean
Apr 13, 2017 18:38:01 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Traveling to the ml country for a month with small children
Dominick 4 415 by Dominick
Apr 8, 2017 15:30:05 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling How do you maintain being passionate (motivated)?
Undraa 14 637 by Dave Hartley
Mar 27, 2017 23:05:11 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Tips to only borrow ml books from local ML library
Amy 15 581 by Amy
Mar 25, 2017 19:21:42 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling What language to use in public?
Virag 4 415 by Virag
Mar 22, 2017 18:08:40 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling One parent, only at home - more harm than benefit?
Hilal 3 441 by Marie
Mar 19, 2017 16:57:33 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Accents in minority language
Elodie 11 1,126 by Nellie
Mar 14, 2017 12:42:54 GMT 9
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newBookmarkLockedFalling "What?" questions for a 2 year old?
Nellie 2 384 by Nellie
Mar 8, 2017 11:36:04 GMT 9

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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