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Chinese – American bilingual or multi-languages has many benefits for kids

Chinese – American bilingual or multi-languages has many benefits for kids

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 believe one of the best gifts a parent can give to their kids is their language ability. In the international environment today, knowing one language is no longer sufficient to do well in either personal or career pursuits. Language is not just a tool to communicate, but a key to open the door to…

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From Nepal to America – my cultural experience in a new country

From Nepal to America – my cultural experience in a new country

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 an international student in America from Nepal. I recently started my own website, Info-Nepal, where I blog about everything about Nepal, its culture, foods, destinations, mountains, you name it and I have got it covered. Nepal is a very diverse country, both geographically and culturally. I came from this very culturally diverse country….

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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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Thrilled about the idea of raising kids bi-culturally and bilingually

Thrilled about the idea of raising kids bi-culturally and bilingually

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. Not new to this concept but definitely an interesting topic to talk about. My maternal uncle was married to my aunt who comes from a different background than we are. Technically she belonged to a different culture and spoke a different language. And I personally saw them growing in two different cultures. In my opinion,…

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