Entries Tagged ‘Parenting’

Barnehage Blues

I hadn’t planned for Lilu to go to barnehage (direct translation “children’s garden”, Norwegian childcare).  I have the opportunity to look after both my small children at home but barnehage has been recommended by our doctor for Lilu’s language development. In Norway it is expected that all children go to barnehage and it is thought […]

Parenting in Norway: Two Year Old Check-Up

When a child is two they are scheduled for a check-up at the health clinic with a child nurse.  The main aim of the check-up is to see how the child is doing with language development.  Before the appointment the clinic will send out a little questionnaire about your child’s basic language achievements – words, […]

Parenting In Norway – A Bilingual Family

I never thought I would have a bilingual family. Language is never an issue when you marry one of your own countrymen. However, I married a Norwegian, and so language has become an everyday battle in my family’s life. When raising children in a bilingual family you need to decide how you are going to […]

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