Not sure where to start? You can start by either:

  1. … watching Ilana Shydlo’s online workshop: Introduction to How to Raise a Bilingual Child. This video is jam-packed with tons of tips, strategies, and useful information about raising bilingual or multilingual kids for parents of young children. The most common initial questions asked by most parents raising bilingual children are answered in this introductory video!
  2. For a personalized approach, we can create a plan together, determining the best methods and strategies for your family’s unique language situation. Various consultation options are available for those of you looking for a customized experience:

Initial Consultation

This is a 60 minute initial consultation via Skype.

The Initial Consultation is perfect for families who want personalized advice, but have not yet decided how many sessions total they will need. Follow-up sessions can be added on an as-needed basis.

During the consultation, we’ll discuss long-term bilingual/multilingual goals that are a good fit for your family, and I’ll answer any questions you may have.

We’ll talk about strategies that will be both effective and realistic to do in your family’s everyday life. The information discussed during the consultation will be written up into a customized Family Language Plan for you.

Your Family Language Plan is a 1-page document that you receive which clearly lays out:

  • Your family’s goals for each language
  • Which language(s) each adult in your life will speak with your children
  • Specific bilingual parenting tips and tricks that are customized your family’s unique situation, taking into account your location, language goals, and children’s ages and interests   
  • Links to useful resources

Consultation Plus

This includes everything offered in The Initial Consultation package, plus hands-on help with researching everything in your Family Language Plan. I use my expertise to do the legwork of organizing the action items laid out in your Family Language Plan to set you up for success with your children in the long term.

Examples include (but are not limited to) helping you identify specific places of language learning, such as local schools, summer camps, or extracurricular activities, and researching specific language learning tools that would be best for your family, such as specific books, games, videos, or computer programs.

Event Speaker

I am available for speaking engagements at schools or other venues. I give presentations either geared towards parents on the topic of how to raise bilingual children, or tailored towards educators, i.e. professional development on the topic of supporting bilingual children in a school setting.

If you’d like to learn more, please reach out to me at ilana@polyglotparenting.com or use the following contact form: