Home Language Maintenance with Teenagers

[update May 2023] If you have teenagers whose school language is not one of the home languages it might be difficult to make them read, write and “immerse” into the home languages. If they don’t get any formal education in those languages it is very difficult to maintain them at home. The switching to the […]

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Do your children have moving skills?

This question might seem odd, but if you move more frequently – not necessarily internationally – do your children have moving skills? We’re not among the most mobile internationals since we have children, we only moved 4 times since my son was born (now 15yo), but during our latest move with 3 children who were […]

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Why these “words for teenagers” won’t work

This text appeared several times on my timeline on facebook lately and I decided to write an extended response to it, especially because I was surprised by the overly positive and agreeing responses from parents. I can’t stop but think that if I were a teenager, I would feel judged and rejected and treated like […]

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