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Raising Bilingual Children Safford AZ

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. Margaret Forgey
Forgey Consulting
(520) 207-4823
4533 E. Cooper St.
Tucson, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Arizona
39 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Los
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Carol J. Wechsler Blatter
Carol J. Wechsler Blatter, LCSW, DCSW
(520) 247-1031
4560 E. Broadway, Suite #212
Tucson, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, DCSW
Licensed in Arizona
37 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Life Transitions, Person
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Judith McHale
Judith McHale, M.A.Ed., LPC
(602) 953-5208
3420 East Shea Boulevard Suite 215
Phoenix, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LPC
Licensed in Arizona
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
The Life Management Center
(480) 706-8137
3941 EAST Chandler Boulevard, Suite 267
Phoenix, AZ
Services
Sex Therapy, Healthy Aging, Weight Management, Supplements, Substance Abuse, Stress Management, Spiritual Attunement, Psychosomatic Medicine, Pain Management, Other, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Guided Imagery, Family Therapy, Family Practice, Energy Medicine, Dreamwork Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Coaching, Breathwork, Addiction
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Sylvia Neal
Sylvia K. Neal, MSW, LCSW
(520) 219-1992
7360 N. La Cholla Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Arizona
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illn
Populations Served
Offenders/Perpetrators
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Lynn Barinbaum
Lynn Barinbaum LCSW
(480) 946-1610
8149 N. 87th Place Suite 203
Scottsdale, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, DCSW. BCD
Licensed in Arizona
37 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Diane Topping
(520) 749-7073
13800 E. Deer Run Trail
Tucson, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, QCSW, DCSW, LCSW(AZ & TX)
Licensed in Arizona
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Im
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Disabled, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Bobette S Siegel, MSW,, LCSW
(480) 948-6222
15849 N. 71st Street Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Scottsdale, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Arizona
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Autism/PDD, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Life Transitions, Perso
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Cancer Patients, Biracial, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Sue Tham
(520) 490-4932
8860 E Wrightstown Road
Tucson, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Arizona
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Carlton Clark
Psychotherapy & Organizational Development, LLC
(520) 519-8475
350 S Williams Blvd Ste 140
Tucson, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Arizona
36 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Personality Disorders, Anger Management, Men's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com

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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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