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  1. #21
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    Jun 2011
    Is there another adult in your family who you trust who speaks the foreign language? Maybe if your husband isn't present you can ask the other adult to 'chaperone' any conversations between the child and other family members. Or, as another person said, put a rule in place that your child can only converse in that language when your husband is present.

    I think it would benefit your child if you find a way to encourage them to learn the language of their heritage. When my grandparents come to Australia they learned English and never spoke their native language around English-speaking people, including us grandchildren. As a result I never learned their language and grew up monolingual. I'm still sad about that.

    It's easier for children to pick up a second language when they're young so shielding them from exposure to the language may reduce their ability to learn it in the long run.

  2. #22
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    Aug 2012
    I'm from a non English speaking background and although my mother tongue won't really get my child "anywhere", I am very proud of my culture and intend to teach my child. Research does show that being bilingual can help with development and an ability to learn other languages. I speak two and find I can pick up languages when I travel really quickly.

    Maybe your child will be like you and won't be able to pick up the language and will revert to English like you have?

    I very much doubt that family will say inappropriate things to a small child/


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