Bilingual is Better

SpanglishBaby Dads

SpanglishBaby Dads: How I Fell in Love with Spanish & Became a Bilingual Father

Posted by: | 10 Comments

Editor’s note: We’re spending this week celebrating dads raising bilingual kids with guest posts written by them in honor of Father’s Day. We love having the dad’s perspective and hope this series encourages other papis to share their stories with us. On November 11, 2009, I was just another young man trying to make his way in the world. Some of us college-aged kids from church were starting a small group, and we were kicking it off with a little get together atRead More ...

SpanglishBaby Dads: The Steps We’re Taking to Raise a Bilingual Daughter

Posted by: | 13 Comments

Editor’s note: We’re spending this week celebrating dads raising bilingual kids with guest posts written by them in honor of Father’s Day. We love having the dad’s perspective and hope this series encourages other papis to share their stories with us.  I am a bit protective of my daughter’s developing bilingual—but especially Spanish—proficiency. Perhaps this is because, as I mentioned in a previous post, I learned Spanish as a second language, and I am the only Spanish speaker on bothRead More ...

SpanglishBaby Dads: How A Meal Inspired A Father To Raise His Daughter Bilingual

Posted by: | 4 Comments

Editor’s note: We’re spending this week celebrating dads raising bilingual kids with guest posts written by them in honor of Father’s Day. We love having the dad’s perspective and hope this series encourages other papis to share their stories with us. I first fell in love with Argentine asado several years ago on a magical New Year’s Eve in Mar del Plata, Argentina. It was my first trip to South America and I was meeting my wife’s large, extended family for the firstRead More ...

SpanglishBaby Dads: Celebrating Papás Raising Bilingual Kids

Posted by: | No Comments

With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, we figured there was no better time to celebrate papás who are raising bilingual kids. While we tend to hear a lot more from moms than dads, the reality is that fathers play an integral role when raising kids in more than one language — even when they’re monolingual. Raising bilingual kids is all about support and encouragement, and if the whole family is not on board, it can end up being a muchRead More ...

When Papi is Responsible for Raising a Bilingual Child

Posted by: | 12 Comments

Editor’s note: For a long time now, we’ve been hoping to bring the dad perspective to raising bilingual children. While we were in Miami in September for our Bilingual is Better book launch, we met Ryan Pontier, the author of the guest post below. We were immediately impressed by his commitment to bilingualism — particularly because Spanish is not his native tongue. Ryan, however, hasn’t allowed that to stop him in his journey to raise his baby girl Anna bilingual.Read More ...

Ser Papá Bilingüe: Where Are All the Dads?

Posted by: | 4 Comments

There is one thing I have noticed about SpanglishBaby’s (and other parenting blogs’) readership that I don’t like: very few fathers are represented! This is nothing new; moms have historically been the ones attending playdates and talking about the trends in diaper bags. Still, fatherhood has changed considerably and, when it comes to maintaining a home culture and language, the presence of Papi is just as important as that of Mami. Since my significant other is one of the mostRead More ...

SpanglishBaby Dads | The Best Inheritance: Raising Our Daughter to be Trilingual

Posted by: | 10 Comments

Editor’s note: This is the fourth and final essay in a week long series for Father’s Day written by papás who are raising bilingual and bicultural children. We hope you’ve enjoyed all of the essays this week. If you missed anything, you can always go to the introductory post for links to the essays and to our awesome giveaway! Long before our daughter Aylin Carolina was born last October, my wife Deniz and I decided what she wasn’t going toRead More ...

SpanglishBaby Dads | The Pros and Cons of a Language Barrier

Posted by: | 6 Comments

Editor’s note: This is the third in a week long series of essays for Father’s Day written by papás who are raising bilingual and bicultural children. We hope you come back to read the rest of the essays this week. If you missed anything, you can always go to the introductory post for links to the essays and to our awesome giveaway! We could get away with everything as kids. Or so we thought. Mom and dad didn’t understand EnglishRead More ...

Page 1 of 212

Recent Posts