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How to Raise Bilingual and Bicultural Children

featuring: Maritere R. Bellas

Episode 2: How to Raise Bilingual and Bicultural Children featuring Maritere R. Bellas

Raising bilingual kids can be a challenge but also one of the most rewarding jobs parents can have. Today’s guest, Maritere Rodriguez Bellas, will be sharing her advice for raising bilingual and bicultural children. Maritere is an award-winning book author, bilingual and bicultural parenting expert, feature writer, and speaker. She became the voice of Latino parents over twenty years ago with her weekly parenting column published for twelve years by La Opinión newspaper in Los Angeles.

Today she is a contributing writer for many online publications including HipLatina, ConnectHerMedia, Dual Language Schools and MomsRising/MamásConPoder. She’s also a Read Conmigo author and her book is titled Luisito’s Island / La isla de Luisito. The book was just selected as a finalist for the Best Educational Children’s Book category for the International Latino Book Awards. In this episode, Maritere talks about her experience growing up in Puerto Rico, the challenges she faced raising her children with two languages and three cultures, the different methods available for raising bilingual kids, and much more.

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