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You say JA and I say … YEAH!

The moral of this story, of raising a bilingual kid is this; don’t give up! They will hate you for it when they’re older (and let’s face it, there will be enough of that during puberty, so avoidance is necessary!) you will be amazed at how easily they pick up new languages once they have two under their belt.

Public school: is it good enough?

I would hardly describe myself as a left-leaning lunatic but I believe all young people should start out on a more or less equal playing field. No one should be denied opportunities because their parents can't afford the fees for Cranbrook or SCEGGS. However if the middle classes continue to abandon the public system it will spiral downwards. Those remaining in it will become unfairly disadvantaged.