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Nina Shurts
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Loving Life and Motherhood
Loving Life and Motherhood

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Target Language Home School Days Help to Postpone Language Switch
One of  the ways we use to help the kids to continue to immerse themselves in German is to pull them out of their regular school about one day every week (or once every other week) and home school them in German. Like I've mentioned before, my kids' primary...

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Reaching Higher Levels through Educational Software and Home Schooling!
We are continuing to "part-time home school" our three youngest children. I keep them home from school one day each week (more or less). On that day, usually it's a Wednesday, we do German lessons. I have a German 2nd grade curriculum that we work from . We...

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Long Distance Target Language Relationships
With half the kids grown up and moved out, it always makes me so happy when I see the older kids interacting with their siblings who are still at home via phone, skype, and text--especially when that interaction is in our target language: German. This after...

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It's not about perfection!
I try to have an honest blog. Raising kids is not easy. And raising kids in a language which you do not speak natively can be downright hard at times. But I know it can be done. I'm not the perfect example of non-native bilingual parenting. I know there are...

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Reading with Kitty
It's fun to see the kids reading in both English and German. We had a litter of kittens this winter. The kids love playing with all the kittens. She is excited to read her German cat book to her kitten. Even though the kids are speaking more English lately,...

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Working on Grammar! Still Loving our Part-time German Home School Experiment
We have an AMAZING local elementary school. We are so blessed that the principal and teachers have been so understanding and cooperative and willing to work with us as we try to raise biliterate kids. The kids are now in in 3rd and 2nd grades. Ever since th...

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Our funny Germlish or Denglish (German and English) Family
I just watched this video from earlier this year. We have just arrived at a vacation condo in Anaheim. the three little kids still don't know where we are or what we're doing. They have no idea that they get to go to Disneyland the next morning. It's an int...

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Bilingual Success? Yes, but imperfect and still a work in progress!
Now, let
me just say that I never had a bilingual goal of raising children who speak
perfect German. That would be quite unrealistic, since neither my husband nor I
speak perfect children. The most we could hope for would be children who could
speak our own...

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Bilingual Success? Yes,but it's a Work in Progress.
Now, let me just say that I never had a bilingual goal of raising children who speak perfect German. That would be quite unrealistic, since neither my husband nor I speak perfect children. The most we could hope for would be children who could speak our own...
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