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Marika Lynch is president of Marika Lynch Communications, which helps nonprofit clients increase their impact through storytelling. Before opening the firm in 2008, Marika was an award-winning reporter and editor for the Miami Herald, where she covered stories from Tallahassee to Bogota. She earned her bachelor's in history and Latin American studies at Georgetown University and served as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Mexico City. She lives in Miami with her husband and three boys.

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6 Lessons About Raising Bilingual Children from a Non-Native Speaker

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When my twins were 18 months old, and I was waiting for them to turn babble into words, I still wondered: would they say agua or water? Más or more? Thinking back, it was a preposterous thought. My husband Adrian and I had spoken only Spanish to them since they were three months old. Having English-speaking toddlers was a linguistic impossiblity. Yet I, an Irish-American who learned Spanish as a second language, doubted whether I could really pull this wholeRead More ...

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