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Username: livvie79 Last Online: Jan 30, 2017 5:21:47 GMT 9
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Posts: 4
Date Registered: Jan 29, 2017 12:45:47 GMT 9
Country (residing now): USA
Country (originally from): Germany/USA
Children, Ages: Boy, 2
Majority Language: English
Minority Language(s): Germany, (Ukrainian)
Current Challenge in Your Bilingual Journey: My main challenges are:
1.) My 2-year-old understands German (minority language) just fine but almost always responds in English (majority language).
2.) Feeling like I don't have enough support from my spouse (he doesn't speak German
3.) Feeling guilty for never doing "enough" (whatever that is).
Something Funny or Interesting About You: I was fortunate to grow up bilingual myself, speaking English and German in Germany. That's why my child's bilingualism is so important to me. It's served me so well in my life. For example, despite growing up primarily in the German school system, I am now a freelance writer in English. I am incredibly grateful to my parents!

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Adam Beck: Bilingual Kids and Grandparents: Make the Most of This Opportunity http://bilingualmonkeys.com/bilingual-kids-and-grandparents-make-the-most-of-this-opportunity/ Apr 5, 2017 6:59:27 GMT 9 *
Mayken: Getting lots of inspiration from Adam's book - if I had the time to implement everything I want, my daughter would drown in ml activities! :) Apr 6, 2017 4:46:06 GMT 9
Amy: Delighted to know my eldest is in Spain though the house feels a bit empty without her around :) Apr 9, 2017 5:03:56 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Mayken, I'm happy to know my book is offering inspiration for your efforts! Let's keep dog-paddling along! :) Apr 12, 2017 10:04:28 GMT 9
Adam Beck: NEW AT BILINGUAL MONKEYS: The Most Important Point on Our Long Bilingual Journey http://bilingualmonkeys.com/the-most-important-point-on-our-long-bilingual-journey/ Apr 12, 2017 10:05:19 GMT 9
Mayken: My girl and I are going to see her ml grandma in our ml country for the Easter weekend. (And buy more books!) Apr 13, 2017 4:35:53 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Mayken, I hope you two have a fun, book-happy weekend! :) Apr 13, 2017 5:23:08 GMT 9
Mayken: On the train from Paris to Cologne we sat next to another ml mother and daughter from our school! Only noticed when almost in Cologne. It's a small ML-ml world! Apr 13, 2017 21:40:37 GMT 9
Amy: Got fleeting impression during Skype call with daughter on holiday at grandparents' in ml1 country, that her ml1 pronunciation has improved! :) :) She even seemed more confident speaking in ml2! :) Apr 14, 2017 23:12:48 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Mayken and Amy, you and your kids are both doing so well! Keep up your wonderful efforts! :) Apr 15, 2017 21:26:50 GMT 9
Mayken: During the traditional German Easter fire, my daughter met her friend from her school day in the ml school! So many birds with one stone! (Sorry for the birds ;)) Apr 16, 2017 18:51:11 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Happy 1st birthday to my book! This Book on Raising Bilingual Children Can Have a Powerful Impact on Your Family, Too http://bilingualmonkeys.com/this-book-on-raising-bilingual-children-can-have-a-powerful-impact-on-your-family-too/ Apr 17, 2017 8:23:08 GMT 9 *
Mayken: One year already, and I only managed to finish reading it yesterday. Happy birthday to your book, Adam! (Glowing review coming from me in the next few days.) Apr 19, 2017 0:28:33 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Huge thanks to you, Mayken! :) Apr 19, 2017 5:42:14 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Last night I heard my daughter *singing* in her sleep--in a mix of our two languages! Funny! Strange! :D Apr 21, 2017 10:26:31 GMT 9
Amy: Can't find post where I read about somebody not being able to get Adam's book shipped to Australia. Have a look on Bookdepository.com :) Hope it helps :) Apr 23, 2017 18:47:32 GMT 9
Mayken: My review's being processed by Amazon. Sorry it took me so long to read the book, Adam. (I was busy raising a bilingual child? ;) ) Apr 23, 2017 19:57:48 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: Amy, I'm hoping BookDepository.com will work for you--please let me know! Thanks! :) Apr 24, 2017 5:35:21 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Mayken, I understand completely! ;) Please point me to your review when it's up--I'm eager to see it! Thank you! :) Apr 24, 2017 5:37:34 GMT 9
Sara: Sharing one of my most favourite Australian language book stores online: Le toboggan = www.letoboggan.com.au Apr 24, 2017 15:56:28 GMT 9 *