I recently met a mom from Belarus who is raising her children here in Northern Ireland and we spoke about how it was difficult raising children when you’re an expat, as well as how she wants her children to know both English and Russian. She’d love to homeschool, but wants her children to learn English at school and be able to communicate well in their adopted language. I really admire parents who bring up their children in a foreign country and are able to balance two (or more) cultures and languages. This week I’m featuring an insightful article about the challenges of raising a bilingual child.
Welcome to the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop!
This month our co-hosts are:
- Discovering the World through My Son’s Eyes on Multicultural Kid Blogs
- A MultiAsian Family Life
- Living Ideas
- Peakle Pie
- La Cité des Vents
- Discovering the World through My Son’s Eyes
Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop is a place for you to share your creative kids culture posts. It’s very easy, and simple to participate!
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- The Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop will go live on the 3rd Sunday of the month. It will run for three weeks. The following blog hop we will feature a previous link up post, and if you’re featured, don’t forget to grab the button below:
Here’s my favourite from last time:
Having lived in Japan, I can really appreciate the struggles Kamsin and her family will have while raising their son in Japan. There are so many things going through my own head about the life and culture in Japan that sets it apart (or, rather, that sets foreigners apart there). I’d love for you to hop over to Life In The Key of E to read her post on The Challenges of Raising a Bilingual Child in Japan and discuss if you’ve had similar experiences, wherever you are raising your children.
Thank you for linking-up, and we can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to!