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My personal bi-cultural experience adjusting from India to America

My personal bi-cultural experience adjusting from India to America

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. I have not been raised bilingually but have definitely been brought up in 2 countries – India and America. I came to America after getting my bachelors degree at the age of 24. I think that ‘brought up in’ a certain place has a scope until a certain age of up till 18. But I still believe that I…

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Experiences I have first hand with being bi-cultural and multi-lingual

Experiences I have first hand with being bi-cultural and multi-lingual

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. I’m Tulasi. My blog is about Arts and Crafts. Feel free to click here after reading this post on raising bilingual and bi-cultural kids. When it comes to being bi-cultural and bilingual, I want to give myself as an example. During my childhood till 5th grade, I lived in Libya. In this country, only few…

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How to raise bicultural Children for Indians and Americans

How to raise bicultural Children for Indians and Americans

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. First of all I would like to appreciate the good work done on this website. I found the articles so indulging that I read so many posts one after the other as all the posts are very informative and interesting. I was just going through this post on “Raising the child bi-culturally” and  I can…

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Bilingual, Bi-cultural, Bi-happy??

Bilingual, Bi-cultural, Bi-happy??

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. No, I did not get the spelling wrong .. I simply mean bi-happy … that is two times happy. 2 cultures + 2 Languages = 2 * Happy? Does growing up bi-culturally and bilingually come with double happiness?? Well, this is a question that immigrants have been trying to answer for a long time now….

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