As &#116&#104&#101 saying goes, &#116&#104&#101&#114&#101 &#97&#114&#101 many &#119&#97&#121&#115 &#116&#111 skin a &#99&#97&#116, and so there are &#97 &#109&#117&#108&#116&#105&#116&#117&#100&#101 &#111&#102 strategies for &#114&#97&#105&#115&#105&#110&#103 bilingual children. Among all these &#99&#104&#111&#105&#99&#101&#115, &#111&#110&#101 thing remains &#99&#111&#110&#115&#116&#97&#110&#116 — a childrens love &#102&#111&#114 predictability.

Have &#121&#111&#117 &#101&#118&#101&#114 &#110&#111&#116&#105&#99&#101&#100 &#104&#111&#119 poorly many children &#104&#97&#110&#100&#108&#101 change &#97&#110&#100 how they &#116&#104&#114&#105&#118&#101 when on familiar turf? When youve read &#116&#104&#97&#116 same &#115&#116&#111&#114&#121 &#101&#118&#101&#114&#121 night for two months, youll know &#119&#104&#97&#116 &#73 mean. Certainly, &#107&#105&#100&#115 learn &#108&#97&#110&#103&#117&#97&#103&#101&#115 &#117&#110&#100&#101&#114 the &#109&#111&#115&#116 chaotic &#99&#111&#110&#100&#105&#116&#105&#111&#110&#115 — just look at the &#97&#118&#101&#114&#97&#103&#101 &#100&#105&#110&#110&#101&#114 table scene — &#98&#117&#116 some predictability &#119&#105&#116&#104&#105&#110 the chaos spells safety &#97&#110&#100 security, which in &#116&#117&#114&#110 &#112&#114&#111&#109&#111&#116&#101&#115 &#108&#101&#97&#114&#110&#105&#110&#103.

Most multilingual families have discovered &#116&#104&#97&#116 a fixed language system in the home greatly reduces the tendency for children to mix the &#108&#97&#110&#103&#117&#97&#103&#101&#115 &#45&#45 or &#119&#111&#114&#115&#101, the &#102&#108&#97&#116&#45&#111&#117&#116 refusal &#116&#111 &#115&#112&#101&#97&#107 the second &#108&#97&#110&#103&#117&#97&#103&#101. &#79&#110&#101 &#112&#97&#114&#101&#110&#116 &#101&#120&#112&#114&#101&#115&#115&#101&#100 it &#112&#101&#114&#102&#101&#99&#116&#108&#121 Ive &#110&#111&#116&#105&#99&#101&#100 that when &#65&#110&#110&#97 &#103&#101&#116&#115 overwhelmed by something, &#115&#104&#101 just tunes out. I guess that &#105&#116 is the &#116&#111&#100&#100&#108&#101&#114 &#115&#97&#102&#101&#116&#121 mechanism &#97&#103&#97&#105&#110&#115&#116 information overload. &#75&#101&#101&#115 &#118&#97&#110 der Laan continued, &#66&#117&#116 &#73 really dont &#119&#97&#110&#116 her &#116&#111 tune &#111&#117&#116 my Dutch, so my wife &#97&#110&#100 I agreed &#111&#110 a language &#99&#111&#109&#98&#105&#110&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110 that we can both live by, while keeping it simple for &#65&#110&#110&#97. &#73 feel &#116&#104&#97&#116 the consistency is &#117&#108&#116&#105&#109&#97&#116&#101&#108&#121 more important than &#119&#104&#105&#99&#104 &#107&#105&#110&#100 of &#115&#121&#115&#116&#101&#109 &#119&#101 use. In choosing &#121&#111&#117&#114 system, youll absolutely need to &#99&#111&#110&#115&#105&#100&#101&#114 &#119&#104&#97&#116 will &#119&#111&#114&#107 best for your family, but here are the two most popular methods:

1) &#79&#110&#101 Person, One Language (OPOL) is the &#109&#111&#115&#116 common family language system in &#117&#115&#101. For instance, &#75&#101&#101&#115 speaks his native Dutch, while his wife speaks English. Each parent or caregiver &#99&#111&#110&#115&#105&#115&#116&#101&#110&#116&#108&#121 speaks only one language &#116&#111 the &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100. Sometimes &#79&#80&#79&#76 &#114&#101&#113&#117&#105&#114&#101&#115 &#101&#120&#116&#114&#97 &#108&#97&#110&#103&#117&#97&#103&#101 supplements, &#115&#117&#99&#104 as &#112&#108&#97&#121&#103&#114&#111&#117&#112&#115, visits &#102&#114&#111&#109 &#102&#97&#109&#105&#108&#121, a &#116&#114&#105&#112 to the country, or a &#110&#97&#116&#105&#118&#101 speaking &#110&#97&#110&#110&#121 &#111&#114 &#97&#117&#45&#112&#97&#105&#114. It helps tremendously &#102&#111&#114 your child &#116&#111 &#104&#101&#97&#114 that &#104&#105&#115 parent &#105&#115&#110&#116 the only one who &#115&#112&#101&#97&#107&#115 &#116&#104&#105&#115 language. Kids &#97&#114&#101 savvy little creatures who &#97&#114&#101 &#113&#117&#105&#116&#101 capable of reasoning that &#116&#104&#101&#121 &#100&#111&#110&#116 really need to know a language if it &#105&#115 only spoken by &#111&#110&#101 other person.

2) A second option, slightly less common but tremendously &#115&#117&#99&#99&#101&#115&#115&#102&#117&#108 is &#77&#105&#110&#111&#114&#105&#116&#121 Language &#97&#116 Home (ML@H). &#73&#116 simply &#109&#101&#97&#110&#115 that everyone speaks the minority language &#97&#116 home, &#101&#118&#101&#110 if this language is &#110&#111&#116 the native language of both &#112&#97&#114&#101&#110&#116&#115. &#73&#116 is probably &#116&#104&#101 most reliable method for &#114&#97&#105&#115&#105&#110&#103 truly native speaking children since it ensures &#99&#111&#110&#115&#105&#115&#116&#101&#110&#116 interaction from &#98&#105&#114&#116&#104 until the child leaves home.

However, the ML@H parent has to be able to quell doubts and stay &#116&#104&#101 course unwaveringly. When your child &#105&#115&#110&#116 speaking the community language &#111&#110 the &#115&#97&#109&#101 &#108&#101&#118&#101&#108 &#97&#115 &#104&#105&#115 &#111&#114 &#104&#101&#114 monolingual peers (generally &#116&#104&#101 ML@H child doesnt &#114&#101&#97&#99&#104 parity with them &#117&#110&#116&#105&#108 around 5 &#121&#101&#97&#114&#115 of &#97&#103&#101&#41, &#105&#116&#115 &#100&#105&#102&#102&#105&#99&#117&#108&#116 not to worry. The &#77&#99&#67&#111&#108&#108&#111&#117&#103&#104&#115 in &#71&#101&#114&#109&#97&#110&#121 &#114&#101&#109&#101&#109&#98&#101&#114 &#87&#101 &#119&#101&#114&#101 &#119&#97&#116&#99&#104&#105&#110&#103 &#111&#116&#104&#101&#114 children jabbering away in &#99&#111&#109&#112&#108&#101&#116&#101 German sentences, while &#80&#97&#116&#114&#105&#99&#107 &#115&#101&#101&#109&#101&#100 &#105&#110&#99&#97&#112&#97&#98&#108&#101 &#111&#102 getting out two or three connected words. Within months &#97&#102&#116&#101&#114 starting preschool, &#104&#111&#119&#101&#118&#101&#114, he had transformed completely. Now he &#99&#97&#110&#116 stop &#116&#97&#108&#107&#105&#110&#103 in &#101&#105&#116&#104&#101&#114 language. &#69&#118&#101&#110 when you &#107&#110&#111&#119 that your &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100 &#105&#115 going to catch up, it can &#98&#101 daunting to watch him struggle. Some &#112&#97&#114&#101&#110&#116&#115 fear that he will &#110&#101&#118&#101&#114 learn the &#112&#114&#105&#109&#97&#114&#121 language, even though &#116&#104&#105&#115 really only &#111&#99&#99&#117&#114&#115 when children are isolated from &#116&#104&#101 primary language within a minority &#115&#112&#101&#97&#107&#105&#110&#103 community.

&#10&#51&#41 Frankly, any pattern that works for your &#102&#97&#109&#105&#108&#121 &#97&#110&#100 &#112&#114&#111&#118&#105&#100&#101&#115 enough interaction in the second language &#105&#115 fine. Examples of &#115&#117&#99&#104 &#118&#97&#114&#105&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110&#115 are: (1) one &#108&#97&#110&#103&#117&#97&#103&#101 &#105&#115 spoken &#101&#118&#101&#114&#121 day, the other on extended vacations to another country (2) &#111&#110&#101 language is spoken in a &#99&#101&#114&#116&#97&#105&#110 &#108&#111&#99&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110 (e.g. if the &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 attend &#97&#110 &#105&#109&#109&#101&#114&#115&#105&#111&#110 program), &#116&#104&#101 &#111&#116&#104&#101&#114 at home.

As you can &#115&#101&#101, the raising of multilingual children &#105&#115 a flexible and &#104&#105&#103&#104&#108&#121 &#112&#101&#114&#115&#111&#110&#97&#108 process, so &#106&#117&#115&#116 adapt the basic language systems to something that &#102&#105&#116&#115 your lifestyle. Even the most highly-trained athlete couldnt &#102&#105&#110&#105&#115&#104 &#97 &#109&#97&#114&#97&#116&#104&#111&#110 in ill-fitting shoes, &#97&#110&#100 all &#121&#111&#117&#114 &#116&#114&#97&#105&#110&#105&#110&#103 wont help if you arent settled comfortably &#102&#111&#114 the long haul. Remember, it &#105&#115&#110&#116 all on &#121&#111&#117 you can find &#97&#110 &#105&#109&#109&#101&#114&#115&#105&#111&#110 &#112&#114&#111&#103&#114&#97&#109, call upon grandparents, organize playgroups &#97&#110&#100 schedule frequent visits to your country &#45&#45 &#103&#111&#111&#100 for juniors &#108&#97&#110&#103&#117&#97&#103&#101, but just as &#104&#101&#108&#112&#102&#117&#108 &#97&#110&#100 &#102&#117&#110 for you.

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