About Best4Future Blog
Welcome to Best4Future blog! This blog was created by Lina Dickson, a mom who grew up frustrated in learning a foreign language in a non-native language environment.
This blog is an exploration of raising children with more than one language, a record of my efforts to teach Chinese to my daughter DD, and a journey to look for fun and effective ways to bring up baby bilingual.
Under the category Bilingual Baby, you can find comprehensive information concerning language/bilingual learning, parenting and teaching.
It aslo includes lessons on the simplest single Chinese words for daily usage, phrases, sentences, grammars, colloquiums, historical and cultural backgrounds, stories and etc.
As every other mother on this planet, I want to do well as a parent. I want to protect and ensure her healthy growth. I want to recognize, respect and nurture her natural development. I want to bring her up as a responsible person contributing to the society. This blog is an opportunity to share with you information on child education and caring (e.g. Get children eat vegetables) from my personal prospective.
Of course, this blog also includes DD’s personal stories geared to every stage of her growth (e.g. Baby’s Growth) and development. It started with my pregnancy, her birth story, first year, second year and will continue until she turns to 10. I cannot wait to see what she will look like by that time!
You are welcome to ride along with our journey and learn Chinese with DD! I hope you will enjoy the information and stories from this blog and share in the joy and fun with us!
I hope you will benefit from the information on this blog and enjoy your own experiences with your child’s education and growth process.
DD: DD is a lovely little doll. She arrived in June 2008 at 6:00 Am. She was 21 inches long and weighed in at 7.06 pounds. She has my heart-shaped face, lovely flat nose, and pointed chin, along with M’s large eyes with long eyelashes, cherry little mouth and soft silky hair. I cannot wait to see what she will look like when she grows up! Click Baby’s Growth to see her personal stories geared to every stage.
Mommy: Hi, I am Lina Dickson, known as DD’s mommy in this blog. I dreamed about becoming a mom for 5 years. Now, at last, I am living my dream.
As to my interests, I love museums and libraries. They are the first places I would visit when I come to a new city. I can stay in an art museum or read in a city library for a whole day without feeling bored. These are the places which bring joy to my heart and peace to my soul.
A little more about me: in a previous life, I was a reporter, editor and assistant director in a provincial TV station in China until adventurous spirit and a full scholarship brought me to the U.S. to pursue Master degree. I have a Bachelor degree in International Journalism and a Master in Communication. I also finished all the classes required for the Ph. D degree.
He is highly intelligent, extraordinary smart, and surprisingly knowledgeable. He is an excellent computer architect and programmer who always bring out the best in coworkers and obtain the greatest value for the company. He is also a book lover.
Is there any fault of him? Yes (nobody is perfect). He is a little bit sensitive and stubborn.
Grandma: Grandma is M’s mother and my mother-in-law. She is one of the most amazing women I have even met. She raised four children, all turn out to be fine and all love and respect her.
As her children grew up, she went back to school in her 30s and had a successful teaching career. Now she is mostly retired, efficiently juggling a part-time job, charity activities, volunteer work, red hat events, bridging, and house chores. She does it all, and she does it all well. She loves books, libraries and museums too.
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