Monday, May 19, 2008

A new direction!

The story of our life continues, but in the meantime I will be posting the Quarterly column that I write for the Bilingual Family Newsletter Notes From the OPOL Family (One-parent-one-language). The OPOL Family stories are real-life tales of being an English/French family, previously living in Malaysia, now in rural France. My three children, Marc (11), Nina (9) and Gabriel (5) read the columns and often add in their thoughts of amusing comments.

I've been writing this column for nearly four years now, covering subjects such as how to explain to your child, who's lost a tooth, whether it's the French mouse or the English Tooth fairy who drops coins under your pillow to how to deal with two religons and two different Mother's Days!

Please feel free to comment on the OPOL Family column, either via this blog or by email: Some of your comments may be edited used in future editions of the Bilingual Family Newsletter.

Suzanne Barron-Hauwaert

Author of Language Strategies for Bilingual Families: The one-parent-one-langauge approach