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Can You Name the 10 Advantages to a Bilingual Brain?

Can You Name the 10 Advantages to a Bilingual Brain?

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. A few weeks ago, Time magazine put out an article – The Power of the Bilingual Brain. There are a LOT of things a bilingual brain can do better than a mono-lingual brain. How many can you name? Before reading on write down the advantages you can think of. Ready … now read. Multilingual people:…

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What is a Chinese American? Where are they? How Many are There?

What is a Chinese American? Where are they? How Many are There?

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. A Chinese American is a person who has American nationality and is full or partial Chinese. They might be born in China and come to America and change their citizenship. My Mommy did that. Maybe their parents were born in China and came to the United States. Then they were born here. Maybe one of…

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Fun Kingdom for Chinese, Japanese, English bi-cultural and tri-culturals, too

Fun Kingdom for Chinese, Japanese, English bi-cultural and tri-culturals, too

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. Zazzle is a great website for customized goods, including clothing, accessories, cards & postages, home & pets, office products, arts & posters, electronics, photo gifts, gifts, etc. My favorite is the customized T-shirts. They have very  funny T-shirts. But you can also create your own T-shirts just by typing the words or upload images. It’ll take…

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Some ideas about how to raise kids bi-culturally – the BANANA

Some ideas about how to raise kids bi-culturally – the BANANA

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. There is one specific word to describe those Asian kids raised in western culture: BANANA. It is a person with yellow skin but has a white-person’s heart. BANANA is not a good word; sometimes it’s kind of rude. I don’t like it and I don’t like to simply categorize people by some simple codes. But…

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