How to Raise a Bilingual Child in the United States

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The United States is severely lacking in producing bilingual individuals. According to the Summer Institute of Linguistics, more than two thirds of the world?s children are bilingual. However in America, only 17% of the total population speaks a second language in addition to English. Although many people attempt to learn a second language, many struggle and eventually fail. Other countries produce more bilingual individuals because of the specific language education they provide. Even if you find it too difficult to learn a secondary language at this point in your life, you can enact the same lessons that other countries provide to increase your children?s ability to learn multiple languages.

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Should You Go Back to School?

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If you’re an adult, you may feel like you’re too old to go back to college and get an education. It’s normal to feel like that, but that’s simply not the case. In a 2012 Pew Research report, workers with at least a bachelor?s degree had median annual earnings of $45,500, well over the medians for people with only some college ($30,000) or a high-school diploma ($28,000). Sure, going back to school may be stressful and overwhelming, but once you graduate, you can reap countless benefits.

Going back to school as an adult starts with acceptance. You need to want to make a change to better your life and broaden your horizons. This is easier if you’re currently working at a job you know isn’t suitable for you, but if you’re feeling ‘stuck’ at your job and feel like there’s no way o Continue reading

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