Why We Never Die – The New York Times

I don’t think my son is old enough to experience these complicated, deep fears, but I remember very clearly when they struck.  I wonder how common this is across different cultures– how parents deal with these fears in their children– how I will handle this coming stage of my children’s intellectual development.  Is this a problem that is ever truly resolved in us?

Source: Why We Never Die – The New York Times

Bilingual Travelers: Wedding Bells and a Bilingual Boost in the United States – Bilingual Monkeys

My son, Oliver, was born in a suburb of Hiroshima, Japan in the fall of 2013 while I was still busy wrapping up my masters degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.  This is the story of our second trip back to my hometown, Asheville, North Carolina.  Published on the great bilingualism blog, Bilingual Monkeys.

Source: Bilingual Travelers: Wedding Bells and a Bilingual Boost in the United States – Bilingual Monkeys

Why Raising a Bilingual Child Matters in a World Gone Mad – Bilingual Monkeys

From the horror of Hiroshima to the terror of Paris, the world is mad. It’s hard to imagine that this madness can ever really be overcome, at least not until the human mind evolves into a higher state of health and wisdom. But where does that leave us now, in these violent times?

Source: Why Raising a Bilingual Child Matters in a World Gone Mad – Bilingual Monkeys