Raising Bilingual Children: Parent's Guide series

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9781931199339: Raising Bilingual Children: Parent's Guide series

Written in an accessible, nonacademic style, this resource provides current research and real solutions to everyday problems faced by parents in a bilingual family. This research is used to help children deal with emotional issues and special situations, while helping parents understand language acquisition and cognitive development related to childhood bilingualism, whether by necessity or by choice. Issues addressed include the bilingual brain, school, biliteracy at home, emotional issues, and daily dilemmas. This information is used to provide guidance to parents in evaluating their own language situation in order to identify strengths the family can build on in promoting the children's bilingualism. Also addressed are questions and challenges that can arise when raising children bilingually and learning from the experiences and advice of other parents. An appendix of resources is also included.

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Carey Myles has taught English as a second language to children and adults in a variety of settings overseas and in the United States. She currently teaches in the Waseda Transnational Program, jointly sponsored by Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, and a consortium of colleges and universities in Oregon. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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"This book is a terrific introduction for parents considering bilingualism, as well as educators wanting an overview of the topic." -- Library Journal

A book we all have been waiting for! (A)n excellent reference, a ‘must have’ for every immigrant or bilingual family. -- Ali Sadr, Principal, Iranian School of San Diego

A real gem for parents and educators. -- Kathryn Lindholm-Leary, Ph.D., Professor, San Jose State University

As a long time Dual Language educator, I highly recommend this book to parents and educators. -- JoAnn Trujillo Hays, Principal, Academia Sandoval de Lenguaje Dual Montessori

Carey Myles’ Raising Bilingual Children is an essential resource for parents, caregivers and educators working with multi-lingual families. -- Deborah Menkart, Executive Director, Teaching for Change, Washington, DC

I highly recommend this resource to all parents. -- Francisca Sanchez, President, California Association for Bilingual Education

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