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Jan
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comment I need a Bi-lingual strategy for my 3yr old
@Arturino oh! Switch back to speaking English all the time. Exposure is everything. Us Americans don't know how to raise bilinguals but we know how to kill a language-- just stop speaking it. I count 6+ lost languages in my family. (I admit, it would be a chore to have to grow up knowing that many)
Jan
26
answered I need a Bi-lingual strategy for my 3yr old
Nov
16
answered Which language should we speak to our child if we have different mother languages?
Nov
3
comment Too many languages?
The math for lingua francas and community languages are different. If you know a community language, you have a community that will take you in in times of disaster, when you need a business partner, etc. (Think Yiddish in New York), if you know English, people merely understand you, you aren't necessarily a member of a club. I agree, in the USA, 100s of hrs spent in High School, failing to even learn Spanish is a waste of time. But toddlers pick up languages effortlessly when the parents speak it. Teenagers & Adults, way different costs.
Oct
28
comment From what age should I require the child to speak the foreign language which I want her to learn?
The word "force" is a red flag, a sneer word. People react to it like you are suggesting beating your children with iron rods and can't focus on anything else after that.
Oct
21
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Oct
21
answered Too many languages?
Oct
15
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Oct
14
revised 3 languages family
First round clean up
Oct
14
answered 3 languages family
Oct
14
suggested approved edit on 3 languages family
Oct
9
answered Foreign language learning with one year old boy
Oct
4
awarded  Critic
Jun
26
answered What language should I speak to my daughter?
May
8
answered Is visiting museums worthwhile or beneficial for a toddler?
Nov
26
comment Attention issue or low self-esteem
Bilingualism is irrelevant here, other than some percent of the people in the world would like to blame it for social ills (out of a spirit of nationalism rather than pedagogy). Enthusiasm for math is probably more related to the parents enthusiasm for it, the quality of teaching, what peers think about math and so on.
Oct
13
answered Will it confuse my son if I try to teach him 3 languages, two of which are very close to each other (Russian and Ukrainian)?
Oct
7
answered Should I choose a language immersion or regular school for a child with below average language skill?
Jun
19
comment Should we force our slightly-autistic son to have hobbies (other than “computer usage”) which will allow him to socialize more?
As soon as you add the word "force" to any question about kids, you're signaling you want some answers that celebrate autonomy and are deeply suspicious of influence as a force for good.
May
30
answered Should I teach my child a second language?