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19 Things You Need to Succeed At Raising a Bilingual Child

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18 Things You DON’T Need to Succeed At Raising a Bilingual Child

The first thing you need, of course, is a child. Without a child, I’m afraid it will be difficult to succeed at this goal. (And sorry, a puppy won’t work, no matter how cute it is.)

So, assuming you have a child, here are 19 more things you need to nurture that charming tot’s bilingual (or multilingual) ability over the years of childhood. (Animated GIFs courtesy of GIPHY.)

COMMITMENT

ENTHUSIASM

BOOKS

CONVERSATION

PLAYFULNESS

LAUGHTER

LOVE

MUSIC

GAMES

PATIENCE

PERSISTENCE

PERSEVERANCE

ICE CREAM

FRIENDS

CREATIVE THINKING

RESOURCEFULNESS

FLEXIBILITY

FORESIGHT

JOY

Really! Don’t miss the companion post to this one!

18 Things You DON’T Need to Succeed At Raising a Bilingual Child

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I’m Adam Beck, the founder of this blog and The Bilingual Zoo, a lively worldwide forum for parents raising bilingual or multilingual kids. I’m also the author of the popular books Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability and Bilingual Success Stories Around the World. I’ve been an educator and writer in this field for 25 years as well as the parent of two bilingual children, now 19 and 16. I hope my work can help empower the success of your bilingual journey.

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