Those of us who are travelling along the path of bilingualism know that research, theoretical knowledge, instant recipes, strategies and ideas are more than necessary to reach our Ithaka. Yet, there is something even more important than all that. There's an element whose importance is so extraordinary that the number or books you may have read about the topic or the amount of brilliant games to boost bilingualism you may know, dwindle in comparison. As a matter of fact, you risk all your efforts may come to nothing if you lack that powerful ingredient.
So, which is that quasi magic ingredient?
Adam Beck's "Instant Inspiration for Parents Raising Bilingual Kids" oozes precisely that: spirit and how to keep it inspired. Quoting Forest Witcraft's wise words about the importance of being present in the life of a child as a way to help change the world, Beck begins his uplifting guide aimed at encouraging parents during their long-term commitment to raising kids in several languages. His "power pack" includes extraordinary pieces of advice about the 10 qualities that will allow parents to maximise the chances of reaching their aimed destination:
- Creative Thinking
The introductory essays to each of the sections remind us why each of those features is necessary and how they can be met or maintained. The carefully selected quotes speak to our soul boosting it with the necessary energy to overcome those days in which tiredness or fear may compromise the life-long gift we want to give our children. A not-to-miss resource you should print and keep by your side. (Get it here!)