Bilingual Children: Why Does Each Child Speak Less

By Ingrid Weilguny
Photo credit: Jason Bolonski

I remember before my children were born that we planned how it would be. Bringing them up bilingually, that is.

We agreed on the one parent-one language approach. We decided that English would be the main influence within the house as outside the door they only heard German. But although I tried to bring my children up bilingually, I sometimes wonder what went wrong.

Each of my children seems to speak progressively less English. Click here to read more…

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