Raising a Bilingual Kid: ‘One Doesn’t Last Forever’

My mother used to say uno no va durar para siempre all the time when we were kids.  It was one of those signature lines that we all knew by heart and all rolled our eyes at every time it slipped out of her mouth.  We were young and as […]

Raising a Bilingual Kid: Getting Your Kids to Buy Into español

He tries.  He really does.  We all do.  It’s become an entire family effort to maintain Edgar’s bilingual skills.  Even more so to ensure he is fluent in Spanish.  Inevitably,    as much as we try to avoid it, we always end up talking to him in English instead of Spanish. […]

Raising a Bilingual Kid: Time Out vs Chancletazo

As children we did not know there was such a thing as time out.  Instead, we knew that when mamá or papá gave us that look we had better stop doing whatever it was we were doing, or else.  The or else could have been anything from un manotazo, to […]

Ay, Au, Uy & Other Things Bilingual Kids Say

He’s still at that age where we have to remind him, or should I say fight with him about things like: Hey go to bed! Clean your room!  Turn off that television!  No more Netflix!  Get up, time to go to school!  Or what all our parents had to do […]