Raising Bilingual Children 10 Tips For Boosting The Minority Language

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Your toddler may think that he or she’s a complete superhero — and when it comes to language acquisition, it’s actually true! In particular, compared to adult language learners. Lena Sandvik in Boston says “I’m amazed that my 15 and 11 year olds have grown up to be completely bilingual. My accent and those silly, […]


Raising Bilingual Children What Are The Drawbacks

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I speak Swedish and my husband’s native language is English. When we had our two children, we had no doubt that we wanted to raise them with equal access to both languages. Now, years later, when I’ve made promoting multilingual child-raising not just my avocation, but my vocation as well, people ask me for the […]


Raising Bilingual Children The 5 Most Common Myths

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“Doesn’t she speak English? Oh, I see — both Swedish and English. Doesn’t that get awfully confusing? Swedish, you said — when will she use that?” Get used to hearing these kinds of things. You’ll get opinions from the barista at Starbucks, your mother-in-law, even your neighbors and strangers on the street. Remember, being a […]


Lessons In Literacy How To Raise A Reader

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You want to raise a reader. That much you know. But how? That’s the $20,000 question. You could probably spend that $20,000 on how-to books for you, readers for your child, flash cards and other accessories, and specialized reading programs promoting every possible avenue to full literacy. You could, but you don’t have to do […]


Helping Your Child With Speech And Language Development

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Speech and language skills develop at varying rates for children. Still, there are certain milestones most children reach at specific ages. Common, everyday interaction between children and those around them is the best way to boost and enhance speech and language skills. From birth, hearing is critical for children to learn and react to the […]


How To Raise A Reader Lessons In Literacy

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You want to raise a reader. That much you know. But how? That’s the $20,000 question. You could probably spend that $20,000 on how-to books for you, readers for your child, flash cards and other accessories, and specialized reading programs promoting every possible avenue to full literacy. You could, but you don’t have to do […]


Infant Language Development

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Do you want your baby to become an intelligent talker? Then you must take the initiative. Before you know what to do, get informed about certain things. These are: Children normally have more understanding of language and they are generally more expressive than the adults Girls normally develop communication skills faster than the boys When […]


Preparing Your Child Cognitively To Read

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The ultimate goal of reading instruction is to enable children to understand what they read, so reading instruction has to be about more than simply matching letters and sounds — it also has to be about connecting words and meaning. It is clear from research on emerging literacy that learning to read is a relatively […]


Put Your Angry Customer At Ease

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Having to deal with angry and upset customers is by far one of the worst responsibilities we must face on a day to day basis in the world of sales and business. However, this responsibility, like so many others we must face on a daily basis, just comes with the territory. Customers become angry for […]


Kihon Kata And Kumite The Three Ks Of Karate

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The educational system often talks about the ‘Three Rs’ of Reading Writing and Arithmetic. To a casual observer, one might say that the education system was flawed from the very beginning by the fact that it can’t spell! In Karate, however, we can spell, and the three Ks really are three Ks – Kihon, Kata […]


What Is Linux Hosting

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Linux hosting is an alternative to using Microsoft Windows-based technology for operating a website. Linux is an open-source operating system, which means the code that makes it run is publicly available. This means computer experts all over the world can share ways of improving how the system works. Although it is more complicated to understand […]


What Is Linux Hosting

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Linux hosting is an alternative to using Microsoft Windows-based technology for operating a website. Linux is an open-source operating system, which means the code that makes it run is publicly available. This means computer experts all over the world can share ways of improving how the system works. Although it is more complicated to understand […]


It Is How Not What You Say

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The words we use and the way in which we use them can have a huge impact on how we are perceived by our audience. As Mark Twain said, “The difference between the right word and the wrong word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” The airline industry has some good examples […]


It Is How Not What You Say

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The words we use and the way in which we use them can have a huge impact on how we are perceived by our audience. As Mark Twain said, “The difference between the right word and the wrong word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” The airline industry has some good examples […]


Baby Box Office

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Every weekend in America movies are rated by the millions of dollars they bring into the box office. Even with the high costs of tickets, 31 millions dollars is a lot of people in the seats. We are a movie culture. Many people thirty and over remember the very first movie they saw. Children of […]