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Top 7 Tips for Monolingual Parents

Raising a bilingual child can be tough! Sure, it’s rewarding and really beneficial for your child—in the short and long term—but it can also be a big challenge. It can be even more of a challenge if you’re not bilingual yourself!

But being a monolingual parent doesn’t mean that you can’t help your child become bilingual—it just means you’ll have to figure out new, creative, and helpful ways to support your child along their journey to become bilingual.

Don’t get us wrong—we know that raising a bilingual child as a monolingual parent comes with its fair share of challenges, but there are so many exciting, entertaining, and educational methods out there to help your child become fluently bilingual.

So, how exactly can you help? We’ve put together some of the top tips that monolingual parents can use to help encourage and raise their bilingual children. Check them out here!

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Bilingual Parent FAQs: Common Questions and the Answers You Want!

As a parent who’s considering raising their child to be bilingual, we bet you have a ton of questions racking your brain—and we don’t blame you! It’s a new process, it’s a little tricky, and you want to make sure that you’re teaching your child in the best way possible!

There are lots of myths out there about raising a child to be bilingual—most of that comes from some of the early ideas that being bilingual was a bad idea for children. Raising bilingual kids is considered to be positive and beneficial (research shows that bilingual children often have better literacy skills, I.Q.s, concentration, attention, multi-tasking skills, and more), but you probably still have questions about it.

No worries—we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about raising a bilingual child here. Check it out!

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Benefits of Raising Children Bilingually

Though it might seem out-of-the-norm for a child to speak more than one language, being bilingual—even multilingual—is actually becoming a super normal, routine part of modern-day society. Research even shows that, contrary to old-school beliefs, children being multilingual or bilingual won’t inhibit their intellect or slow their mental progress—it actually positively impacts them!

Their social skills, their cognitive skills, their environmental adaptation skills, their literacy skills, and so much more are all benefited by being bilingual!

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