Raising a Bilingual Child

A mother and former bilingual education teacher explains how to maintain your child's birth language, and raise a bilingual child as she grows.

Maintaining your child's birth language.
By the time I became a parent, I had definite ideas about how I wanted to raise my child. One thing was certain: I wanted her to know more than one language. As a former bilingual education teacher who has taught at the public school and university levels and traveled extensively overseas, I knew the value of having more than one language. And as the parent of a child born in a Spanish-speaking country, I felt that knowing Spanish would ...

Here’s a practical guide to help your child connect to his language heritage.


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