Bilingual is definitely better; a lot of us know it, but we also know it isn’t easy! One of my very first posts on this blog was about the things we do at home to reinforce Spanish with our boys. That was a year ago and I am revisiting once again because in our home we all need a little push. The discussion has continued here throughout the year and I have reached out to friends who, like me, were born in the United States and consider themselves first-generation Mexican-American. I reached out to find our their secrets, their struggles and their success stories. Our children, the second generation, LIVE in English. So how do we stay focused and on track?
A few months ago, I learned that the authors of Spanglish Baby published Bilingual Is Better: Two Latina Moms on How the Bilingual Parenting Revolution is Changing the Face of America and I knew I had to get it, read it, and share what I consider highlights of the work of Ana L. Flores and Roxana A. Soto: