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Raising Bilingual Kids is as Easy as…

October 12, 2017
When my husband and I married in 2006 we were anxious to start a family and were intent on raising our kids to be fluent in English and Spanish. We had strong ideas on how we would accomplish this, and after all, since we are both native speakers of our respective languages we figured it would be...
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We are a bilingual family

October 11, 2017
*** Want more information on raising multilingual children? Visit MomsRising's bilingual parenting resource site: http://action.momsrising.org/survey/bilingual_baby/?source=blog We are a bilingual family and proud of it. Spanish and English are spoken equally in our home and we knew when we had our...
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We know what we want for our kids in early childhood, now how do we get it?

October 6, 2017
I wear two hats. I’m a parent and I’m an advocate for high quality early childhood education that prepares children for success in school and, ultimately, life. As a parent, I’ve experienced the anguish that all parents feel when trying to choose the first education experience for their young child...
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Raising Bilingual Children: The Facts and Myths

October 5, 2017
*** Want more information on raising multilingual children? Visit MomsRising's bilingual parenting resource site: http://action.momsrising.org/survey/bilingual_baby/?source=blog Science has discovered some amazing things about the brain. It's about 2% of your body weight, comprised of 73% water,...
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Tips for Talking to Kids About Disturbing News

October 4, 2017
No matter how old your kids are, threatening or upsetting news can affect them emotionally. Many can feel worried, frightened, angry, or even guilty. And these anxious feelings can last long after the news event is over. So what can you do as a parent to help your kids deal with all this information?
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Ask Senator McCaskill to support Paid Sick Days & Affordable Childcare!

October 4, 2017
Between lack of earned sick days and non-existent paid family and medical leave policies, working parents are really feeling squeezed right now. But together, we can change this!
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Keep Kids Safe and Learning After School

October 3, 2017
With school back in session, kids and parents across the nation are settling back into their school-year schedules. For many, that means adjusting to school closing times that leave students unsupervised for hours each afternoon, until their parents return home from their jobs. Afterschool programs offer a solution to that problem – and much more. One of the Afterschool Alliance's new tools, Finding the Right Afterschool Program for Your Family, walks parents through questions they’ll want to ask and information they’ll want to evaluate before choosing a program.
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Un vínculo especial

September 29, 2017
No recuerdo cuándo decidí que mi hija sea bilingüe. Solo sé que desde su nacimiento me pareció natural hablarle en mi primera lengua y hacer del nuestro un hogar bilingüe. El reto no ha sido fácil, pues todo su mundo, menos yo, está en inglés. Mi esposo sabe algunas palabras en español pero le...
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A special bond

September 29, 2017
I do not remember when I made the decision to raise my daughter bilingual. I only know that it was natural to talk to her in my first language since she was born and to make our household a bilingual one. My husband, who only knows a handful of words and phrases in Spanish, speaks to her in mostly...
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How to Raise an Optimistic Kid in a Pessimistic World

September 28, 2017
If you're raising kids today, it can be easy to focus on the negative. And it's no wonder: Thanks to the 24-hour news cycle, social media, cell phone notifications -- and even sources you wouldn't expect, like Instagram and YouTube -- kids are immersed in doom and gloom . Consider their world: The...
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