Welcome to the Parents’ section of the Growing up with two languages website. Here you will find information, resources, advice, and encouragement for raising children to speak a minority language in New Zealand. The links below will take you to information pages, where you will find further links and resources for additional reading.
- Planning: How to plan your bilingual family
- Language practices: The way your family uses language/s
- Bonding: The importance of bonding with your child in your own language
Stories for parents
Below are some quotes taken from interviews carried out for the ‘bilingual teens’ ITML project. Click on ‘Read More’ to hear people talking about their experiences of speaking a minority language in Christchurch, New Zealand. If you would like to share your own experiences of raising children speaking more than one language, please contact us via our Facebook page. We’d love to hear from you!