Posts tagged ‘Mother Tongue’

March 6, 2011

Mother Tongue Has Got Tongue Tied

Dear Diary,

My daughter does not speak her mother tongue and we often get criticised for this to the extent that people are telling us how to bring up our children and question our parenting.

We have tried to encourage it in our house, but both my husband and I speak English at home and she has been going to nursery from a really early age. I understand the importance of retaining our heritage but she really refuses to speak to us in our language

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