This is no time to start second guessing your strengths and focusing on your weaknesses. Come up with a plan and see how it goes. If you tell yourself that you can’t do it for any of a number of reasons, then you are setting a path for failure before you have even begun! I believe that you can do it!
- Believe that if your language mastery isn’t strong enough, that you will have the motivation and ability to find a way to strengthen it.
- Believe that if your children aren’t as excited about multilingualism and your language(s) as you are, that they will sooner or later.
- Believe that you will find the support and encouragement you need to stick with it through thick and thin. It may not be there right now but trust that you will find it along the way.
- Believe that you are your child’s best example of language(s) – better than the latest DVDs, TV programs and iPhone applications (even though everyone is raving about them). Your love, attention, interaction and voice are better than any kind of technology!
We are going through the alphabet one letter at a time, multilingual-style! Join in the fun and add your own ideas, suggestions and tips in the comments below that begin with today’s letter! Check out all of the ABC’s of Multilingual Parenting posts so far!