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10 Tips to Successfully Raise a Bilingual Child

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Last week during our media tour in Miami for our book Bilingual is Better, Roxana and I had to answer lots of questions regarding raising bilingual kids. One of the top questions we got was what are the best tips to successfully raise a bilingual child. So, I decided to share those tips over at my Babble Voices blog this week. Here’s a list of the 10 tips and you can click over to Babble for more detailed information on each.Read More ...

Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions

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Days before leaving to Miami to meet up with Roxana for our crazy, amazing “Bilingual is Better” publicity tour, all I wanted was to spend as much quality time as possible with my girl and husband because I would be gone for five days. Just then, I got an invitation from Kellogg’s for my family and I to attend the Tour of Gymnastics Champions in Los Angeles and I immediately jumped on it because I just knew my girl wouldRead More ...

Disney Junior Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and We’re Part of It!

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Hispanic Heritage Month is all abuzz with celebrations happening all over the country to recognize the richness of the Latino cultural heritage in the United States. From Sep. 15 through October 15 we have so many opportunities to immerse our children in the beauty of one of their cultures and teach others about it as well. Disney Junior is joining the celebration with four beautiful :30 second spots featuring Latino children and parents talking about elements of their heritage thatRead More ...

Bilingual is Better: Bilingualism is Better for Your Heart

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*Excerpt from Ch. 2, “Why Bilingual is Better” We could continue citing more research and studies on the benefits of bilingualism, but the truth is that, to many of us, scientific fact is just the icing on the cake. It helps to justify the struggles we might face, or to arm ourselves when we need to defend our decision to raise our children with two languages to those who don’t really get it. However, for most of us already embarkedRead More ...

A Glimpse Into the Life of a Dual Immersion Student {Must-Watch Video}

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Special thanks to Terri on Facebook for sharing this video with us. The 4-minute video takes us into the lives of a family that has made the decision to enroll their twins into a dual immersion program in San Rafael Elementary in Pasadena, CA. The beauty of the story is that the parents don’t speak Spanish, yet recognize the importance of a bilingual upbringing for their kids. The girl, Abby, and her twin brother are in second grade and youRead More ...

Our Bilingual Family May Get Bigger — We’re Looking Into Adoption

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I have news to share: My husband and I have finally decided that we’re ready to become foster parents with the goal to adopt. It’s been beautiful and practical to be a family of three, but for months now I’ve been feeling the longing and even the readiness to welcome a new being into our familia. However, we’re still grounded in reality and know our limitations as far as the economic and time pressures we have. I just turned 40Read More ...

“Bilingual is Better” is In My Hands!

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Look what I got in the mail yesterday!!! I have to admit I never, ever thought that it would feel this good! Touching it, feeling how soft and silky the cover feels, flipping through the pages and seeing my picture in the back flap just made all those endless hours and weekends at home trying to put this together make it all worth it. A huge ¡GRACIAS! to our publishers, Bilingual Readers, for putting out a beautiful design and just aRead More ...

How Young is Too Young for an Allowance? {Prizes for your responses!}

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We’re in our second week of school and I still haven’t brought myself to give my daughter the allowance I had thought I would be giving her as soon as she became a kindergartener. Just last week I shared an article over at Babble titled “7 Tips for Teaching Young Kids About Money and Managing an Allowance” where I mention: I recently had the chance to join a webinar titled “Moms Talking Money,” presented by Women & Co, a service ofRead More ...

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