The NY times loves to ego boost (thus, the readership). This week, they are proving that those who know more than 1 language have an advantage over "monolinguals".
Being bilingual helps people to problem solve and may even help in old age with the prevention of dementia...read more here in the article from the Sunday Times.
Ok, so now I just have to convince a room full of 28 adolescents that what the NY times says is "legit". Stay tuned. :)
For more information on the joys and adventures of raising bilingual kids, read one of my favorite blogs, Spanglish Baby.