I do try as much as I can to remind my children of their roots, but I did make a huge mistake, I did not speak enough Spanish to them to start with. My kids are surrounded by an English speaking world. They hear English 24/7 from their stay-at-home dad, their school, their friends and neighbours (I am probably the only Latina living in a 25 miles radio from my house!) and to top it all off I also spoke English to them as it was easier for me to have an easy flowing conversation with them on the hour or so I got to see then when I came back from work. BIG mistake - Now I know.
But not all is bad, I did realized that I had to do something different a few years ago. If I wanted my kids to learn my language, it was up to me to make some changes. In this series of posts I will tell you the story of how I am slowly reversing my mistake and what did I do to get my kids well into the path of becoming bilingual kids.
I will be very grateful to all of you that can help me and guide me through this journey. I would love to hear your comments!
- Rejecting my language and the beginning of trouble
- Spanish: To speak or not to speak - that is the question
- English Translations not allowed: Find a Full immersion school
- Teaching Spanish or Playing games?
- Let your kids watch TV: In Spanish that is!
- Back to School: New Spanish Class for my boy
- Hopefully Trilingual: Guest Post by Helena from PinkGuayoyo
- The Power of Song!
- Why do I want my kids to learn Spanish?
- Spanish Classes: Vacation is on!
- Going back into the Language Swing
- I am language frustrated - is that a word?
- How do you know a language school is good?
- Waiting for abuelita
- I am going Spanish Shopping - what do you think?
- Abuelita Magic
- Bilinguals are smarter - Confirmed by the NY Times
- Do you think your kid should speak Spanish? No? Think again
- Bilingualism: Facts or Myths
- Bilingualism across the US