Roxana A. Soto

I'm a Peruvian immigrant who moved to Miami at 14 after living in Argentina, Mexico and South Africa. I'm a bilingual, multimedia journalist with over 20 years experience. I'm the co-founder of SpanglishBaby, a site for parents raising bilingual and bicultural children, and the co-author of Bilingual is Better. But my most important role is that of mom of 2 kids whom my husband and I are raising between two worlds and with two languages.

I know I'm Latina when...

my children call me mami.

Roxana A.'s Latest Posts

This is how to raise your kids to be #ProudLatinos

Hispanic Heritage Month is in full swing and although in my house we celebrate our Latino culture all year long, this is a great time to remind your kids where their ancestors come from and why our traditions should be passed along. While this may be easier for some families than for others, the truth is that you don't have to go crazy trying to maintain our culture alive so that your kids can be #ProudLatinos.

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Niños en marcha

5 Tips importantes para cuando tu bebé empieza a caminar

Una de las etapas más bonitas de un bebé es cuando empieza a caminar. Yo jamás olvidaré la emoción que sentí cuando vi a mis hijos dar sus primeros pasitos. Si tu bebé ya está gateando, hay varias cosas que debes tener en mente para así estar lista cuando empiece a caminar--algo que va a pasar en menos de lo que te imaginas.

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5 Bilingual board games your whole family will enjoy

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Did you know that one of the best ways to make sure your bilingual kids don't end up hating Spanish is to try to make it as fun as possible? A great way to do that is by playing good, old board games--like when we were little. You may think your kids won't be interested, but if you start playing them early on and you make it a special event every time, I bet you they'll have a lot of fun! Take a look at my family's favorite bilingual board games.

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The 14 most dangerous teen trends you need to know

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Teens seem to come up with more and more stupid things to do all the time. They run the gamut, from enlarging your lips via suction (the Kylie Jenner lip challenge), swallowing dry cinnamon, or using salt and ice to burn your body. And have you heard of the Burt's Bees challenge?

They're all idiotic and dangerous--and every parent should know know about these 15 most dangerous teen trends. 

 

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Niños Sanos

4 Cosas que puedes hacer para enriquecer el vocabulario de tus hijos

El diálogo es la mejor manera de que los niños desarrollen sus habilidades de lenguaje y de lectura. Así que motiva a tu hijo a interactuar verbalmente contigo y le estarás enseñando las bases del lenguaje: fonética, vocabulario y gramática. Con el tiempo, éstos le ayudarán a desarrollar habilidades más complejas, como la lectura y la escritura.

A continuación, 4 maneras de enriquecer el vocabulario de tu hijo:

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