Sorry, I must sound like a bitter woman! Yes, I had a lot of these unwelcome comments (colleagues, relatives, pediatrician...) that can be really hurtful and make you doubt on top of what is already a difficult task.
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Not at all. We all go through this sooner or later, so your comment made me laugh!
Yes, I had a lot of these unwelcome comments (colleagues, relatives, pediatrician...) that can be really hurtful and make you doubt on top of what is already a difficult task.
Sorry to hear it. We had a few too: my daughter's teacher (who meant well, but suggested we switch to OPOL, so we agreed to disagree and moved on), then colleagues who think we're 'teaching' them, as in a classroom setting instead of playing with them (I can't help but laugh when I think about this one ) or friends who think we're taking it too far. But most people think it's great and told us they wished they could do the same for their children. In the beginning, it may have bothered me more, but now, I just shrug it off.
Mayken: My daughter's ml homework for this week included baking a cake - there's a cake in the story they read, and after each chapter there are questions and tasks, and the current chapter has the step-by-step recipe. She's to bring the cake to school too.
May 1, 2018 23:48:48 GMT 9
Amy: What a nice original homework! Makes such a change from standard homework, and I wouldn't be surprised if kids remember more from it! I like your bilingual school Mayken! Lucky little girl, and lucky Mummy!
May 2, 2018 0:00:43 GMT 9
Mayken: ml cake homework update: About half the class brought cake (8 out of 15), not all of them were the cake from the book recipe, but my daughter's was the most popular. (Maybe because we added food colouring and topped it with chocolate icing and smarties?)
May 4, 2018 5:58:10 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Cake is definitely my favorite kind of homework!
May 4, 2018 11:28:51 GMT 9
Jana: One of the best parts of having kids in bilingual school was getting Mother's Day cards in two languages! (With less-than-perfect spelling in both!) Ha!
May 15, 2018 9:16:08 GMT 9
Amy: (Twice) Lucky you Jana! So nice to read exciting pieces of news like yours!
May 16, 2018 5:46:25 GMT 9
Mayken: I still have that to look forward to, Jana! Mother's Day in our ML country is two weeks later, and the ml teacher goes along with that date. (It was last Sunday in our ml country.)
May 16, 2018 5:58:11 GMT 9