Raising kids with two or more languages is hard work. All of us feel overwhelmed at times and need encouragement. At other times, we are motivated, but can’t think of anything new or interesting to engage kids with the language. Parenting blogs can be a wonderful source of ideas, energy and advice.
One of the things I enjoy about these parenting blogs is that there is an understanding that raising a child with multiple languages is difficult, but worth the effort. I also appreciate insight into other cultures and into how different families handle common dilemmas. Finally, parenting blogs often share specific language lessons, and I am always looking for new ideas I can adapt to my own situation. Have fun exploring these parenting blogs as you teach your child (or students) Spanish!
Latinaish is a clever and often heartwarming blog. Married to a man from El Salvador and raising two sons, the author shares her insight into language, culture, food and family.
Mommy Maestra is written by a homeschooling Latina. The blog is an amazing resource for anyone raising, or teaching, bilingual, bicultural kids.
Spanglish House – Written by a Bolivian mom who is homeschooling in the U.S., this blog shares a variety of resources and experiences as she keeps her language and culture alive for her children.
Discovering The World Through My Son’s Eyes is written by a Puerto Rican mom. The author shares resources and inspiration for raising children with two languages.
A Life With Subtitles – The author of this blog is married to a man from Guatemala. She shares her family’s experiences and her insight in funny, moving articles.
Juan of Words – This blogger shares lots of Latino culture, some language and more than a few laughs.
Of course, there are many other great parenting blogs that share language learning experiences and culture from Spanish-speaking countries. Share your favorites!