How important for you to teach your k...

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Registered: 11-30-2007
How important for you to teach your k...
Thu, 02-05-2009 - 9:27am

How important for you to teach your kids your native language?

  • Very important
  • Somewhat important
  • If they learn on their own - great, if not- not a big deal
  • Not important - the entire family is the US and speaks English.

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Registered: 04-29-2003
Thu, 02-05-2009 - 11:28am
My native language is English but it is very important for the kids to learn Spanish.

Sarah...mommy to Janessa and Julian

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Registered: 06-17-2004
Fri, 02-06-2009 - 4:23am
Both languages are very important. One we live in Germany and German is needed and two English will help her communicate with me and my family (very small family) and it will help her later in life when she is looking for jobs.

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Registered: 10-02-2007
Fri, 02-06-2009 - 5:48am
She's both American and Danish, and she should know both languages regardless of where we live. There are practical reasons for teaching her English, aside from it being "my" language, but I feel just as strongly about her learning Danish even if we leave Denmark tomorrow.