Do I ever want to give up on bilingual parenting? {MKB 2015 Vlogging Chain}

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¡Hola, amig@s!

I’m super excited to share with you all my first VLOGGING experience: I’ve had the opportunity to participate in the 2015 Vlogging Telephone Chain with other fabulous multilingual/multicultural bloggers through Multicultural Kid Blogs.

Today, I’ll be answering a question from Michelle at Mothertongues. Her questions for me are, “Have you ever wanted to give up on multilingualism? If so, how did you get past that?”

Thanks for watching, friends!

Here’s my question for Anna at Russian Step-by-Step for Children: What advice would you give to expectant or brand new parents who are considering raising their children in more than one language? Be sure to check out her video!

MKB Vlogging Telephone: Raising Multilingual Kids

A Life with Subtitles on Multicultural Kid Blogs
Creative World of Varya
European Mama
Kid World Citizen
All Done Monkey
the piri-piri lexicon
La Cité des Vents
MotherTongues
Españolita…¡sobre la marcha!
Russian Step by Step
Multilingual Parenting
Bilingual Avenue
Tales from the Waygook Mama
Finding Dutchland

Are you a parent raising your child in more than one language? Have you ever wanted to give up on multilingualism? How have you faced your frustrations? I’d love to hear from you!

11 thoughts on “Do I ever want to give up on bilingual parenting? {MKB 2015 Vlogging Chain}

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  3. When I watch you, I’m kinda jealous… Like Michelle said in her comment, you’re a natural with the camera!
    Jokes apart, your answer gives me real hope for my journey ahead. My children are still young and hearing you say that yes, there will be times I will be a bit fed up with the task, but yes, it’s something we have to work for the long run because the fruits take time to mature… it lightens my soul. Thank you Audrey!

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    • Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog and for taking the time to comment. (And, thanks for the kind feedback on the video!) Yes, yes, yes. Bilingual parenting is hard; I hope you’ve got a network of support. That’s the only way I’m able to do it! Best to you! And, if you’d every like to share your family’s story on the blog, then I’d love to have you. 🙂

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  5. Hi, thanks for your honesty and encouragment. I speak excluiseviley English to my 5-year-old -daughter,however I am Spanish. Her dad speaks Spanish to her, we live in Spain. She is bilingual. I am happy but sometimes exhausted, I keep on improving my own English, with new vocabulary and expressions, my pronunciation…it is a lot of work, but it is a worthy cause.

    ¡Hasta luego!

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    • Hi! Yes, me too: I’m mentally exhausted all the time! Parenting in another language is hard work, but so worth it. You’re very right in saying that we have to improve our OWN language skills. Fortunately our children’s language level doesn’t start out as adult-like and complex, so we can slowly grow with them!

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