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Un Trabajo That Has Changed my Life: It Could Change Yours Too!

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Editor´s note:  The following is a guest post from Clara Carrier from the Ronald McDonald House of Charities After thirteen years as a Colombian-American, life in the U.S. has come with many challenges, but also very gratifying experiences. One of these is my own job. Yes, you read it right, my very own trabajo. For the first time in many years, I am able to dedicate my time and efforts to further a mission of improving the health and wellRead More ...

Bilingual Brains Are More Flexible. I’ve Got My Own Proof.

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Remember a couple of weeks ago I told you that my daughter needs to be evaluated by a speech therapist because her clarity is below average for her age? I’m still waiting to get the appointment due to health insurance coverage issues. (No surprise here, huh?) Meanwhile, I’ve noticed something that left me in total awe and completely gave me one more point to validate her bilingualism. As I’ve mentioned before, my girl has no problems expressing herself and isRead More ...

My Girl Needs Speech Therapy. No, It Has Nothing to do With Her Being Bilingual!

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Camila drawing

Yes, that´s right. We´ve hit the dreaded speech development wall.  My girl, Camila, turned 3 years old in August.  She´s been making sounds and talking up a storm as soon as she discovered she could. She has never been the calladita type.  She´s loud, full of energy and always has something to say.  Problem is, only a handful of people actually understand what she is saying. She is up to speed with the amount of words in her bilingual repertoireRead More ...

Growing Up Bilingual

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I’ve always been a sucker for old photographs, letters, diaries, lists — anything that will somehow give me an insight into my and my family’s past. My parents were pretty good about saving stuff like that in an old wooden trunk which has seen better days and is currently in my sister’s possesion. So I was absolutely ecstatic when just a few days ago my mom handed me a small brown envelope with something I’d never seen before — orRead More ...

My Bilingual Daughter

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One of the biggest fears for those of us raising our bilingual children using the mL@H (minority language at home) method is that they won’t get enough exposure to the majority language, in this case English, and will be behind once they enter preschool or Kindergarten. It certainly was one of my very real worries and, from the Ask an Expert questions, comments, and emails we’ve gotten from you, it seems like it’s something that’s been on your mind too.Read More ...

Más From Our Mexican Holiday in Pictures

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Camila in Mexico

No better place to start 2011 for us than in tierra Azteca–México.  Last week I shared a post from our first weekend in México City and promised to share more, but fell short on that promise because my daughter got a severe cold and double ear infection and I got hit with the flu.  We had to take it easy for days and missed out on many of the sights we were looking forward to having Camila experience:  el ZócaloRead More ...

Our Trilingual Adventures with Little Pim: The Future + {Giveaway}

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So we’ve come to the end of our trilingual adventures with Little Pim. For the last three months, I’ve been documenting my daughter’s progress learning her third language through progress report posts and vlogs featuring Skype consultations with Little Pim’s founder, Julia Pimsleur Levine. It has been a grand journey and I couldn’t be happier that we got started with Little Pim’s products because they’ve really made it fun and easy to do. If you’ve been following this journey, youRead More ...

The Power of Music and Culture (or Your Parents are Right)

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Editor’s note: the following is a guest post by Sandra Velasquez, the talented lead singer of Moona Luna, a bilingual family friendly band from the members of Latin-Alternative musical group Pistolera.  Read all the way through to find out how your child can be in their music video! Growing up in San Diego my mother used to speak to me in Spanish and I would answer her in English. “Contéstame en Español!” she would demand. I would run to myRead More ...

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