The Must Watch Ted-Talk for All Parents and Prospective Parents

Nearly 4 years ago, I became pregnant with my first child. Twenty days after the pregnancy test showed two lines, the morning sickness started. I had hyperemesis gravidarum (extreme morning sickness). It lasted until the 10th month – the day I gave birth to be exact. At the time, I was also managing a law…

Help for bilingual children going Back to School

By: Summer Blackhurst Help for bilingual children going Back to School With the first day of school on the horizon, more children than ever before in United States history will be heading into bilingual classrooms on their first day. Many parents gravitate towards these bilingual programs because studies have shown that bilingual skills give children…

Language Development Myth #5

By: Smart Coos Statistics show that language learning starts to get complicated after the fourth language, but that does not necessarily mean it’s impossible or even harmful to learn more languages – it just gets a little harder. How you structure language learning for you or your child is usually the most important thing about…

Growing Up Screaming “Goooool!”

Growing Up Screaming “GOOOOOL!” By: Gelsey Brizo With both the Euro Cup and the Copa America (two major soccer tournaments) being held this summer, I thought it appropriate to write about my favorite sport – soccer, or football as the rest of the world calls it. Similar to how American football is ingrained into American…

New White House Policies Foster Dual Language Learners Support

With one in five school-aged children speaking a language other than English at home, the White House issued a federal policy statement at the beginning of June to improve, expand, and support America’s growing dual language learner (DLLs) population, specifically in early language development programs. National Goals Backed by the U.S. Departments of Education and…

Language Development Myth #4

By: Smart Coos Close to 75% of the world’s population speaks more than one language. It just so happens that, because English is the lingua franca of the world, English-speaking countries tend to have higher levels of monolingualism because most of the world already speaks their language. It is only with the recent increase in…

By: Smart Coos It’s true that children learn to speak a language more easily than adults, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t need help doing so. Like anything else, practice makes perfect. Children don’t even pick up their native language without being exposed to it for long periods of time and practicing it for…

Language Development Myth #2

By: Smart Coos For a very long time, it was thought that knowing more than one language would actually hinder your learning by slowing down your learning and confusing you. However, now that extensive research has been conducted in the field of language acquisition and development, it is clear that being bilingual is an advantage.…

Language Development Myth

Language Development Myth By: Smart Coos Because the United States is one of the few countries in the world that has a mostly monolingual population, pediatricians who study in the States only receive instruction on the language development of monolingual children. Only trained language development specialists receive extensive training on language development across all levels…

5 Places in the U.S you absolutely have to Visit

By: Gelsey Brizo 5 Places in the U.S you absolutely have to Visit Choosing just 5 places to visit in the United States seemed almost impossible at first, but after researching countless “must see” places in the States I came up with a list that blends both the big city attractions and natural wonders of…