The best time to learn a second language is as a child. During childhood, the brain is more receptive to language learning than at any other time in life. This book helps parents in both monolingual and multilingual families determine and achieve their bilingual goals for their child, whether those goals are understanding others, and more.
Naomi Steiner, M.D. is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician who works with bilingual families at Tufts Medical Center Boston. Susan L. Hayes is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in Parent & Child, Parenting, Woman's Day, and other publications.