I was looking for a practical manual to raising bi-lingual children. Tips and tricks, that sort of thing. And so I found myself lagging through the first third of the book. There were a few tips, but most of the information was highly academic. Then AT LAST, came a lot of really, really useful information, as well as detailed descriptions of bilingual families and how they handled their situation. A worth while read for anyone considering raising their children bilingually.