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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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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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4 Steps to Take to Help Raise Your Child to be Bilingual

4 Steps to Take to Help Raise Your Child to be Bilingual

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. How to raise a bilingual kid? Wouldn’t everyone like to know how to do it? Maybe not. But those parents who want their kids to be able to have softer heads = more flexible brains that can do multi-tasking, get dementia later in life or not all, and be all-around cooler people want their kids…

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Experiences I have growing up bi-culturally

Experiences I have growing up bi-culturally

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 was born in Challapalli, a small village near our district headquarters. At a small age I was sent to my aunts house in the city. My aunt and uncle along with their son lived in Vijayawada.   My aunt is a very exceptional person. Unlike my family, my aunt was strict. She believes that irrespective…

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