Heather, thank you for your interesting question! I would have asked them to write their response, but they're heading back to school tomorrow--after being at home for nearly three months because of the coronavirus outbreak--and they still have a lot of homework to finish off tonight. So I read it aloud to them and jotted down what they said.
If you were to have families of your own at some point, would you speak to your children in English or Japanese?
It depends. If it's a Japanese person, I'll speak English. If it's someone from another country, I'll speak Japanese.
Both, because it's better for my minions. Now go away! I have to do my homework!
At least at this point (Lulu is nearly 16 and Roy is 13), it sounds like my daughter has a more nuanced understanding of how to raise a bilingual child!
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Caro C.: We are expecting our second one... just found out last Thursday... I created a new thread to talk about the inquiries that start to arise on this subject... please visit: bilingualzoo.com/thread/1286/baby-2-oven
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