Geneva 1P without secrets

Geneva 1P without secrets

1P aka 1 primaire, or else 1st grade. /scroll down for the back-to-school vocab cheat sheet for parents/ Your child enters Geneva public school this year in 1P? Parentville's got you covered. Just remember: as everything in Switzerland depends on the canton, the...

JE SUIS PARENT – FRENCH FOR PARENTS

JE SUIS PARENT – FRENCH FOR PARENTS

Somewhere along my parenting journey in Geneva, I went to buy scissors to cut my daughter's hair. To the utter confusion of the saleswoman, I asked for "scissors for horses". My daughter started laughing, the lady was still looking at me with her eyes wide open. You...

5 Creepy French Songs For Kids

5 Creepy French Songs For Kids

Do you know what your children sing in French? The tune is very joyful, the words sound sweet, but what are some of these songs really about? Read more about 5 creepy French songs for kids and find out. Most of them are absolutely sweet and adorable. But there are...

Multilingual Fears

Multilingual Fears

[bws_featured_post]I'm a monolingual parent of a multilingual child. This is a post without tips and solutions. It is for me to check if I'm alone and nuts with my fears and at the same time, to let others know they’re not alone with their fears and nuttiness. I spent...

Catching up with a multilingual child

Catching up with a multilingual child

Once, there was a girl praised for her writing skills, praised for her rich vocabulary in primary school. She later went through phases of being better and worse using her native language, but surely she was not bad at all. And then she moved abroad. Her friends spoke...

Parenting away from home

Parenting away from home

Are you laughing already? Are there any advantages of bringing up kids away from home, away from our families? As emigrants/expats we tend to complain how hard our lives are, so let's cheer up for a moment and find some advantages of expat parenting! Let's...