Humans are creatures of habit. Even when we welcome it, change takes more energy than we expect. So perhaps it’s not surprising that children often find it difficult to make transitions between activities, places and objects of attention. Even more difficult is the challenge of transitioning to a new country. A big move affects directly the behavior of our children, especially for kids who have emotional or developmental challenge.
Living abroad is one of the most enriching and exciting adventures one can have. Giving one the opportunity to have new experiences, new cultures and languages. However, living overseas is not always easy, settling into an unfamiliar environment away from people you love, having to make new friends, and starting everything over – can leave one easily out of balance.
Arantza nos comparte su experiencia aprendiendo diferentes idiomas y nos regala tips para adquirir una lengua extranjera efectivamente.
Normalmente escribo en inglés. Hoy sentí la necesidad de conectar con mi gente de habla hispana. Quiero compartir un poco mi experiencia con el aprendizaje de dos idiomas extranjeros y las herramientas que sí me han ayudado a alcanzar esa fluidez comunicativa que tanto he anhelado en una lengua que no es la materna. DesdeContinue reading “5 Formas Efectivas de Aprender un Idioma Extranjero”
Reading helps your child to know sounds, words and language, and develop early literacy skills. It is an exciting way to spark your child’s imagination and stimulates curiosity. Above all these, reading promotes language learning at home when you and your child wish to learn a foreign language. We started reading at home when myContinue reading “Motivating Your Child to Read in The Target Language”
“A child’s first teacher is its mother.” Peng Liyuan If you are a mother raising bilingual children, it is very probable that you have already found pages of articles giving you the benefits of raising kids who master more than one language. What many of these websites, blogs, books, and articles fail to mention areContinue reading “Self-care for Mothers raising Bilingual Children”
En un ámbito tan lleno de cambios como lo es la transición migratoria, la única constante que encuentro en todas mis consultas es el temor y la queja constantes de los padres hispanohablantes que ven como sus retoños pierden el idioma español en frente de sus ojos y sin poder hacer nada. Y es queContinue reading “¡Auxilio, mi hija no habla español!”
Last week I had the honor to be invited to the World Law Congress in Madrid, Spain. The Spanish capital became the international center of the legal world, where a numerous group of jurists, lawyers, politicians, entrepreneurs, and professionals of diverse fields from different countries gathered to present their ideas, research, and innovative proposals toContinue reading “Creating a Culture of Peace at Home”
Every day I read comments written by parents worried about their children’s refusal to speak the native language at home. Somehow moms and dads out there feel admiration for my three offsprings who speak English, Spanish and German willingly and happily. The reality falls far away from what it is projected in social media. MyContinue reading “The Challenging Path of Bilingualism”
“One cannot think well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Virginia Woolf Eating is esencial to human survival. Eating is the centerpiece of family reunions, friends gatherings and traditions all around the world. Therefore, using food to raise cultural awareness at home is an easy and effective way to get our families familiarizedContinue reading “Holiday Season Recipes to Promote Diversity at Home”