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Highlights from Bilingual Monkeys: December 2012

During our trip to the U.S. in June, I’ll regularly post highlights from Bilingual Monkeys—selected articles from each month since the site was launched last fall. Be sure to read the articles you may have missed! I’ll be back soon with reflections on our trip and fresh posts on raising bilingual kids!

How to Fail Miserably at Raising a Bilingual Child
A list of tips for ensuring failure when it comes to raising children with good bilingual ability.

Venomous Snakes and the Bilingual Child
A homestay guest from Papua New Guinea provides a remarkable example of determination.

“I’m Not Ready To Die”
When mortality is present, we see our higher priorities more keenly, including the legacy we’ll be leaving our children.

Should I Send My Child to an International School?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a bilingual child attending an international school?

Funny Remarks from a Bilingual Kid
Record the memorable things your bilingual kids say, in both languages, by keeping a journal.

This Wish to Believe in Santa Claus
Our wish to believe in Santa Claus is no less than our desire to believe in the basic generosity and goodness of our world.


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Welcome to Bilingual Monkeys!

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 18 and 15. I hope my work can help empower the success of your bilingual journey.

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