Josh Bird and Sheila Ngoc Pham with their daughter Quynh, who is being raised bilingually.(Supplied: Tony Grech)

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Bringing up a bilingual child (ABC News)


Some children learn their first words before they crawl, while others start speaking long after they've learned to run. 

As a parent, natural variability in language acquisition can be anxiety-inducing — even though passing on language to children is seemingly the most natural thing in the world. 

But when it comes to raising a child bilingually, passing on languages other than English doesn't necessary feel 'natural' in Australia because of the way our society centres English...

Read the full article here.

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