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Raising Bilingual Children Baltimore MD

When I was growing up, the only way to raise a true world denizen was at an exorbitantly priced Swiss boarding school. Luckily, such elitism has been thrown out the window, and now parents raise bilingual and multicultural children themselves. The children grow up just as world-savvy and sophisticated -- and actually know their own parents! Still for the do-it-yourselfer, a few tips can smooth the way. Read on for more.

Ms. Heather Easter
Ancient Arts Wellness (Mindful Matters, LLC)
(410) 454-0178
715 Park Ave.
Baltimore, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Rachel Beck
Private Practice
(410) 433-8027
600 Wyndhurst Ave. Suite 125
Baltimore, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
24 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Education/Personal De
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Twins, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Helen Kauffman
HELEN KAUFFMAN, LCSW-C
(410) 908-8778
222 Bosley Avenue, Suite C-2
Baltimore, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Relig
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Dorcas Hutton
D. K. Hutton Therapy
(443) 418-1008
8415 Bellona Lane, #215
Towson, MD
Credentials
Credentials: MS, LGPC, NCC
Licensed in Maryland
3 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com

Data Provided by:
Mr. Ronald Zuskin
Ronald E. Zuskin, MSW, LCSW-C
(410) 227-4494
2324 West Joppa Road Joppa Green - Suite 420
Lutherville, MD
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
37 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Mary-Beth Smith
Mary-Beth Smith, LCSW-C
(410) 435-8822
2 Hamill Road Suite 316 Village of Cross Keys
Baltimore, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transit
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Amy Kopel
Amy L. Kopel, LCSW-C
(410) 878-7490
1107 Kenilworth Dr. Suite 208
Towson, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Cynthia Browne
(410) 938-8474
6525 North Charles St. Suite 236
Towson, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Edu
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Twins, Step Families, Gifted, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Timothy Donovan
MedPsych Associates@GreenSpring Station
(410) 583-2622
2324 West Joppa Road, Suite 220
Lutherville, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Education/Personal Develop
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Dr. Daniel Nothmann
Nothmann & Associates, PA
(443) 394-0768
66 Painters Mill Road Ste. 204
Owings Mills, MD
Credentials
Credentials: Psy.D.
Licensed in Maryland
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD, Personality Disorders, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Raising Bilingual Children

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Parent & Child

Raising Bilingual Children: 5 Steps to Parenting Success
By Christina Bosemark 
Email bosemarkarticles@yahoo.com
Jun 6, 2006, 19:35
   

When I was growing up, the only way to raise a true world denizen was at an exorbitantly priced Swiss boarding school. Luckily, such elitism has been thrown out the window, and now parents raise bilingual and multicultural children themselves. The children grow up just as world-savvy and sophisticated -- and actually know their own parents! Still for the do-it-yourselfer, a few tips can smooth the way.

The most common question people ask me is How do I raise a bilingual child the best way? Easy, just talk to them! is my tongue-in-cheek response. It seems almost impossible to imagine the baby transforming into a communicating creature, let alone one conversant in several languages. Although, the miraculous progress from cooing to speech occurs in exactly the same fashion whether it transpires in one or in several languages, the practicalities are different.

Here are the first steps to raising your very own polyglot tot.

1. Family agreement:
Even though agreement within the family is perhaps the most essential ingredient, I am sometimes asked, What do I do if my partner doesn't want me speaking to our child in a language he doesn't understand?" An insecure spouse may fear being excluded from the secret language between the other parent and the child. Discuss and compromise. It is very important that couples find some solution that is acceptable to both parents as well as beneficial to the child.

2. Enthusiastic, yet realistic:
Once the idea of two languages has settled in, many people consider adding more. Usually the number of languages spoken within the household is enough for the child to absorb, but it's actually possible to successfully introduce as many as four languages simultaneously -- provided you can offer enough exposure and need for each one. Still, research suggests that a child needs to be exposed to a language 30% of his waking time to actively speak it, and since waking time is a finite quantity, so, too, is language acquisition.

3. The practical plan:
Next, you need to make sure you have a plan. Agree on who speaks what language to whom and then stick to it. There are endless variations on the two most successful language systems. The most common involves one person who always speaks to the child in the foreign language. Anyone who is spending a significant amount of time with the child can function as this primary speaker. The second common language system is where the whole family speaks in the foreign language. To add another language beyond those already spoken within the family, or if your family doesn t speak any foreign languages, you ll need to provide an outside source like an immersion program, a nanny or an au pair.

4. Get together:
Building a support network is probably the ...

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