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Raising kids bilingually, bi-culturally, or first-hand Indian – American experiences

Raising kids bilingually, bi-culturally, or first-hand Indian – American experiences

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 am raising one bilingual kid. We speak several Indian languages at home. We picked up and moved 13 years ago and since then, raising kids in a bilingual fashion is more or less a lifestyle.  We don’t see it is an issue anymore. The kids speak English fluently as they were born here but…

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5-year old Whiz Blogger Mia Mei Demonstrates the 6 Steps to Mastering the Hula Hoop

5-year old Whiz Blogger Mia Mei Demonstrates the 6 Steps to Mastering the Hula Hoop

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. My daddy never learned to do the hula hoop. He tried to do it when he was little, when he was middle and now that he is old. No go. He even tried to hold the hula hoop still and just run around in the middle. That didn’t work either. So I showed him how…

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Growing up is a marathon, not a sprint – the school of hard knocks

Growing up is a marathon, not a sprint – the school of hard knocks

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. Daddy says he has learned a lot of things in the school of Fort Knox. (Ed. school of hard knocks). My daddy used to do these things called super marathons, sometimes called ultra-marathons. He said people ran too fast when they ran ‘only’ 26+ miles and he couldn’t keep up. He preferred to run more…

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5 reasons why brains crave to be bilingual | Steps for parents to take

5 reasons why brains crave to be bilingual | Steps for parents to take

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. Bilingual brains are better brains. If you don’t agree with me, learn another language and then we will talk. Studies say that bilingual brains are: 1. faster “You still talking about that? I am working on something else.” 2. more focused “Don’t bother me, I am working on something.” 3. more flexible “Yeah, my right…

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