My Bilingual Family
About My Bilingual Family
Raising your kids bilingually can sometimes feel like climbing a mountain, requiring almost superhuman effort. But if we look at the global forces which make some languages more powerful than others, it isn’t surprising how impossible bilingual parenting can sometimes feel.
Speaking our mother language doesn’t always spark joy but can cause discomfort and pain because of how it’s perceived by others. When you are trying to parent bilingually, it can become especially urgent to acknowledge and work through these feelings.
There’s no handbook on how to raise bilingual kids. It can take a lot of effort to pass on language to your children. But you're not alone. Join host Dr Elaine Laforteza to hear great advice from experts on My Bilingual Family, a new podcast from SBS. The podcast launches on International Mother Language Day, 21 February 2022.