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Family Blogging: Discovering Cultures of Men and Women

Family Blogging: Discovering Cultures of Men and Women

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. This is a guest post from a graduate student in Mia’s father Bill’s weekend Marketing with Social Media class at International Technological University. When I was young, the pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Church, Monsignor Mac had a favorite slogan: “The family that prays together, stays together.” I thought of that slogan when I…

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How to Raise Kids Bilingually in a Chinese and American environment

How to Raise Kids Bilingually in a Chinese and American environment

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. In order to learn second language, so many students in the world have spent tremendous time on studying. After-school class, mandatory English classes, and language summer camps have always been popular over the years in Asia. As a dominant  language, English has been taught throughout the school years. However, the impact and final result from years of 2nd language…

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Growing up bi-culturally and bilingually … my advice

Growing up bi-culturally and bilingually … my advice

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. If you were not raised in America, then what are the chances that you experienced a bi-cultural lifestyle when growing up? As you go back in time, on this Gregorian calendar, you would realize that most people lived a conventional mono-cultural and monolingual way of life. One day, someone discovered a wheel which pioneered the…

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Raising a kid bi-culturally – Indian – American – in my Experience

Raising a kid bi-culturally – Indian – American – in my Experience

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. Today’s topics is raising kids bi-culturally and as an Indian mother in US I can truly share my views on this. I came to the US around 5 years ago and my kid is 4 year old. The journey of raising my kid in US was challenging but fun-filled as well. A plus of raising…

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