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Raising a bilingual (or multilingual) child is hard! A favorite part of our Habbi Habbi journey has been meeting and hearing the stories of other parents. Their tips and tricks, motivations, backgrounds... are all so interesting - inspiring and comforting us along our own paths. We've shared them here, in hopes that they can do the same for you!   We hope you love. xo, H&AL 

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Language is the heartbeat of a culture: Perspective from an American mom raising an adoptee from China

We still remember the first time we met Liz. She reached out on Instagram, expressing such gratitude and love for our product. As we started to chat, we were overwhelmed by her story and the recognition that our product was making a real impact for adoptive families like hers. Delving into her story was such a treat. There were so many nuggets in this conversation that touched us deeply, and we hope it resonates with you too. 

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Bilingual Adoptive Families
Quadrilingual Multilingual

Literacy, Independence, & Enjoyment: Tips from a French-Japanese dad and teacher 

Yoshito is both a foreign-language teacher and a dad, French-Japanese living in the UK, with a Korean wife, raising his sons in French, Korean, and of course English. We resonated with so much of our conversation - from disinterest in Saturday school to the importance of finding enjoyment and purpose in language. Our conversation also sparked new food for thought, particularly on the importance and role of literacy. We hope you enjoy this interview!

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Finding identity in the Global Chinese Diaspora: <br> One mom's journey to becoming quadrilingual

Finding identity in the Global Chinese Diaspora:
One mom's journey to becoming quadrilingual

We first met Dianna (@coolmumdianna) while living in Beijing and marveled at her language ability. She can effortlessly move between English, Beijing Chinese accent, Southern Taiwanese accent, Hong Kong Cantonese, and...

Speaking Spanish in Japan: <br> A Global Mom Raising a Trilingual Toddler

Speaking Spanish in Japan:
A Global Mom Raising a Trilingual Toddler

We had so much fun speaking with Javi - we were fascinated by her @Japan.with.Chile account where she speaks a mix of English / Spanish / Japanese and labels her...

Bilingual learning: <br> Make it fun, make it natural, make it daily

Bilingual learning:
Make it fun, make it natural, make it daily

We recently met Yvonne, the mom behind Bilingual Kiddos and love how she is sharing her bilingual journey - from activities she does with her own kids to tips for us parents....

How one mom pursues multilingualism at home

How one mom pursues multilingualism at home

Thinking of introducing a second (or third) language at home? Valicia is a mom of 2 who loves languages - she is fluent in Spanish and English, with some proficiency...

Interested in Homeschooling? Tips on how to start.

Interested in Homeschooling? Tips on how to start.

With schools turning to online learning and so many people opting to keep their kids at home, we wanted to get guidance from the amazing experts who do it every...

Tips from a Chinese Tutor: <br> Structuring a bilingual environment at home

Tips from a Chinese Tutor:
Structuring a bilingual environment at home

We were thrilled to sit down with Mandy - originally from Shanghai, she is now a private tutor and creator of ‘Fun with Joy Mandarin.' Given her experience teaching kids...

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