Receptive Bilingualism: How Understanding a Language Can Enhance Your Cultural Literacy

Receptive Bilingualism: How Understanding a Language Can Enhance Your Cultural Literacy

Bilingualism and multilingualism are becoming more common as globalization increases. Some may be more fluent in one language than the other, while others may understand both languages. The latter is receptive bilingualism. Receptive bilingualism is the ability to understand a language but not speak it fluently. For example, someone who grew up hearing their parents…

Celebrating Mother's Day: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Traditions

Celebrating Mother's Day: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Traditions

Mother’s Day is a celebration of mothers and motherhood, honoring the influence of mothers in society. This special day has been observed for centuries, with different countries having their unique customs and traditions. In this blog, I will explore three different cultures, French, Spanish, and American, and their unique way of celebrating Mother’s Day.  …

Forging an Unbreakable Foundation with our Children

Forging an Unbreakable Foundation with our Children

Developing strong character and values is crucial to a child’s future success. Parents and educators are essential in helping children cultivate positive values and character traits. It’s up to these adults to guide children toward recognizing their values, building positive character traits, and helping them understand the importance of empathy and kindness. Positive Reinforcement Positive…