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Episode Info: On this episode of Bilingual Kids Rock Podcast, we talk with Cordelia Newlin De Rojas. She is the founder of the blog, Multilingual Mama. Cordelia is a Franco-American mother of two girls, Pacifique and Claude. Both of her daughters were born in different countries – Pacifique (New York) and Claude (Singapore).  She lives in Thailand with her daughters and her husband, who’s a Mexican. We discuss how she was raised in a bilingual family, what she learned from traveling from a Western country to Southeast Asia, how she’s raising her daughters bilingual and her decision on homeschooling. In this episode, here’s what we’ll cover: 00:30 Introduction to Cordelia and her blog, Multilingual Mama 1:30 Cordelia’s Family Language Portrait 3:55 Growing up in a Bilingual Family – Pros and Cons 7:00 What you can learn from traveling 7:56 Refusing to speak French when Cordelia was a kid 9:00 Learning how to speak French and studying in a French school 12:00 Learning Spanish and the challenges Cordelia encountered 15:11 Family Language Portrait and Language System she uses to teach her kids 22:40 Homeschooling: Reasons behind the decision 33:20 Challenges and Drawbacks of Homeschooling 34:20 Cordelia’s thoughts on homeschool language learning 37:00 Cordelia’s tips on raising Bilingual Kids 39:16  Discussing when a spouse is not fluent in the minority language 49:10 Cordelia’s advice for parents on kids precious first words – delayed language speaking 55:00 Second Sibling Syndrome 57:00 Majority Language Public Talking Items Mentioned in this Episode: Homeschooling on a Budget Speech Development: Keep Calm, Your Toddler will Talk Puppets as Linguistic Catalysts Raising Multilingual Children   Was this information useful? Don’t you wish you would have found it sooner? Well to help other parents find Bilingual Kids Rock and spread our positive message – please subscribe & consider leaving a review and rating on iTunes. You see – your reviews and subscription information is how iTunes determines what’s good, what’s bad, and what they should share with new listeners. We REALLY appreciate your help – we can’t grow without your support. To leave a review, login to iTunes, go to the BilingualKidsRock Podcast, and click the Ratings and Reviews tab. Then rate us – five stars being good – and let us know what you enjoyed about the show. We’ll even highlight your reviews in future podcasts! Again – thank you for helping us grow and reach more bilingual families JUST LIKE YOURS
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