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04 October 2011

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Asya Verzhbinsky

Anu, I am so glad you agree. Your article is brilliant. It is all true and I read it in recognition of my own experience so far. Yes, to the one parent one language, yes to the DAILY, CONSTANT investment. What I would like to add on top is that you (not you personally, but whoever sets out on this incredibly difficult but ultimately rewarding path) have to change your mindset to almost pretend and act as though you are living in the country of the desired additional language. Create the total environment yourself. Whatever the child wants to do, watch, listen to and experience must be in that language. We watch Toy story in Spanish as well "A l'infinito i mas aya!!!" Books are a must of course, but the parent's own persistence and P.A.T.I.E.N.C.E. are critical. Even telling your kid off is in a foreign language teaches them the some stuff, some important stuff. I am totally supportive and hugely respectful of anyone doing this. It is brilliant and a great gift for your child.

anu anand

Asya, I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it work so beautifully with your kids!

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