004: Helene Demetriades Shares Her Experience With Raising Her Toddler Son To Be Bilingual In French and Greek

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Helene BannerOn this episode of Bilingual Kids Rock Podcast, we talk about being a bilingual parent and expat as well as raising a bilingual child. My special guest is Helene Demetriades, a talented illustrator and a bilingual mother. She resides in Cyprus with her husband and her 15-month old son, Nicholas. Helene has been creating most of my illustrations for Bilingual Kids Rock. You can view more of her illustrations in her blogs at Won’t Draw you a Sheep and view it  in French, Ici on ne dessine pas de mouton.

I created this episode to give you a more detailed experience on how you can adapt to the culture and language while living in a foreign country. As well as how you can teach your kid another language in another country. Helene’s experience as a bilingual mom in a country such as Cyprus will help you understand the challenges and advantages of being a mom in a foreign country,

In this episode, here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Her journey to becoming a bilingual adult
  • Helene’s family background and learning a language
  • Adapting to a new environment and culture
  • Challenges of limited resources in a foreign country
  • Sharing the experience with the French community
  • Helen’s reasons for raising her kid bilingual
  • Activities to do with your kid for learning a second language
  • NO TV – advantages to bilingual learning
  • Discussing Helene Demetriades’ illutrations
  • Dealing with sense of humor and language barriers
  • What are Helene’s future plans on literacy and bilingual parenting
  • Her advice on parents who want to raise their kids bilingual
  • The importance of bilingual parenting and its relation to bonding with your kid

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