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When is it appropriate to stop "one parent, one language"?

Source: I am an OPOL parent, speaking the minority language, since we live in my SO's country of origin. Generally speaking, one of the two languages will be the "minority language", i.e. it ...
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I messed up and didn't teach my 4 year old much English, how do I start now?

First, the window isn't shut yet, although it is starting to close. It won't shut completely until the early teens. Under that age your son will be able to learn completely fluent English with the ...
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I messed up and didn't teach my 4 year old much English, how do I start now?

As English is a second language for your son and not the primary language used locally and at school, your first challenge would be how to get your son interested in learning it. Some children are ...
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How to introduce bilingualism without stress to toddler

I think the most common way how bilingual kids learn multiple languages is by associating the different languages to different people. So from the childs perspective there is a mum-language and a dad-...
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I messed up and didn't teach my 4 year old much English, how do I start now?

While I agree with the previous answers, as someone who only spoke French until the first day of kindergarten, and who learned other languages as needed, maybe my perspective will be informative. ...
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I messed up and didn't teach my 4 year old much English, how do I start now?

Four is a great age to start picking up a language. You haven't missed the boat at all. Ideally you should find another family nearby that speaks English. Let him hear English from multiple sources, ...
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When is it appropriate to stop "one parent, one language"?

Alternative answer: as soon as the kid starts interacting with other kids, friends, school, TV etc, you really don't need to do anything any more to support the local language and I suggest switching ...
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How to introduce bilingualism without stress to toddler

I adopted the bilingualism OPOL at my home with my kids when they were born, and I see that it works quite well. I talk to them in English (the minority language), while my wife communicates to them ...
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How to introduce bilingualism without stress to toddler

You should each speak to her in your native language, and as much as is feasible, only in your native languages . You need to start as soon as possible. The earlier the better. She will probably not ...
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