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#1 of 5 Old 10-12-2008, 11:38 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone use other message boards for advice and support concerning raising a bilingual family? I would love to hear about your favorite link! I think as the kids get older we are needing more connections with other families going through the same things.

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#2 of 5 Old 10-13-2008, 01:40 PM
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No online sites that I use to meet other families--we are fortunate to live in a very multicultural area and the majority of other families we know (thought dd's pre-school class) are actually bilingual familes.

Also, you know there have been a number of good books written about this. A quick search on Amazon should bring several resources up. A decent "starter" book is "Raising Bilingual Children: Parent's Guide"
by Carey Myles.

But here, check this link:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw...+bili&x=9&y=22

Granted, reading books may not be the same as talking with other families, but many have case studies and interviews with multilingual families and you might actually find reading about families in similar positions and struggling with similar issues to be a source of some kind of support.

PhDin' mama to dd (Oct. 2005)
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here are some sites I have found helpful. I have also found/formed local playgroups using yahoo groups and meetup.com

http://www.nethelp.no/cindy/biling-fam.html

http://www.biculturalfamily.org/

http://www.bilingualfamilynewsletter.com/

good luck~
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I've been on Mulitlingual Munchkins, a yahoo group, since ds was born. It used to be really active, but isn't as much so these days. I think it goes in waves...
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I've only visited a few times, but this is another site:

http://www.bilingualbabies.org/modules/news/

-- Miss 1928 -- and Opera Singing Mamma to Eloisa -- 12 Feb 2007
-- Wife to a Wonderful Husband and Pianist -- 27 March 2003
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