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Can We Use the Other Spouse’s Language? Will Our Bilingual Child Forget English During Vacation?

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I am a Swede who moved with my Anglo Australian hubby to Australia where we have been for the last 2 years.We now have a 19 month old daughter that we are bringing up bilingually.  I mostly speak Swedish to her and my husband English but many times he helps out with repeating words she […]

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My Bilingual Children Only Answer Back in English & Speak German With Heavy American Accents

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I am raising my two children bilingually. I am originally from Germany so I only speak German with them. But my 7 year old always answers me in English and I am noticing that she is having more and more trouble speaking German. Also she has a very heavy American accent when she speaks German.

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