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Username: sicolon Last Online: Feb 13, 2017 11:35:07 GMT 9
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Gender: Female
Posts: 4
Date Registered: Feb 1, 2015 1:30:34 GMT 9
Country (residing now): USA
Country (originally from): Puerto Rico
Children, Ages: 16 Months
Majority Language: English
Minority Language(s): Spanish
Current Challenge in Your Bilingual Journey: Dad and Dad's family only speaks English (majority language). I have decent support in Spanish for my daughter with her Spanish speaking nanny but I worry about the future. Also, I need to work on my consistency with Spanish. I sometime switch to English in front of others (including dad) in an effort to be inclusive but I know this is not good.
Something Funny or Interesting About You: My English and Spanish phonetic 'cables' are getting crossed these days in very interesting ways...
Learning English was not easy for me. When I was in 6th grade, I had to do summer school for English because my grades were not good enough to pass the grade. Back then, I would have never thought I at some point I would be living the rest of my life in English.
Favorite Quote: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
― Mark Twain, Mark Twain: The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It
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Mayken: When you've been waiting for years to share Harry Potter with your child, and one day she picks up the book and reads the first lines herself: youtu.be/P-L7cp-T4LU :) Nov 6, 2017 1:41:36 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Wonderful, Mayken! A joyful outcome of the steady patience and persistence through all the days that came before! :) Nov 6, 2017 9:34:43 GMT 9
Raquel: Awesome, Mayken!! YAY!! Nov 8, 2017 18:02:22 GMT 9
Nellie: So cute Mayken! Nov 9, 2017 2:02:21 GMT 9
Mayken: Thanks everyone! Nov 10, 2017 0:29:31 GMT 9
Mayken: The charms are adorable, Adam! Nov 12, 2017 1:30:15 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Burning Questions About Raising Bilingual and Multilingual Children bilingualmonkeys.com/burning-questions-about-raising-bilingual-and-multilingual-children/ Nov 18, 2017 11:16:24 GMT 9 *
Adam Beck: The 10 Most Popular Posts at Bilingual Monkeys in 2017 bilingualmonkeys.com/the-10-most-popular-posts-in-2017/ Dec 1, 2017 8:30:17 GMT 9
Mayken: My 7-year-old, her ML dad and a ml family are going to the Christmas market at a ml school today - and I can't go with them! (Hope that ML dad's presence doesn't stop the kids from speaking ml together.) Dec 2, 2017 22:12:04 GMT 9 *
Amy: I'm sure the language balance is heavily in favour of the ml. :) Don't you worry Mayken. ;) And it's also good that your daughter sees that the ml exists beyond the Mummy sphere. ;) It will give more weight to the ml to hear from another sphere. ;) Dec 2, 2017 22:51:42 GMT 9 *
Mayken: In the end, it was my daughter with ML dad and the other girl with ML mom (but who's fluent in ml). The other girl got tired of ml after a while but my girl chatted with people in ml and bought ml books and a snack, all in ml! Dec 5, 2017 0:29:57 GMT 9
Amy: Not so bad after all then, Mayken ;) Dec 5, 2017 6:27:24 GMT 9
Mayken: Not bad at all, I just regret I wasn't there with them. Dec 6, 2017 6:11:36 GMT 9
Amy: As the French have it Mayken: "ce n'est que partie remise!" ;) Dec 6, 2017 18:47:06 GMT 9 *
Mayken: My daughter wrote her letter to Santa in the ml this weekend, and we'll send it to Santa's address in the ml country, that way she'll get an ml letter back from him! Last item on her wishlist reads "The second Harry Potter book, and more books." :) Dec 11, 2017 23:59:38 GMT 9
Adam Beck: More books is always good! :D Dec 12, 2017 8:15:58 GMT 9
Adam Beck: For Christmas: The Most Beautiful Video You Might Ever See About a Bilingual Family buff.ly/2nI2yrE Dec 12, 2017 8:16:04 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Coming in 2018: The New Novel by Adam Beck, Founder of Bilingual Monkeys bilingualmonkeys.com/coming-in-2018-the-new-novel-by-adam-beck/ Dec 12, 2017 15:15:42 GMT 9
Mayken: Yay! Congrats, Adam! And the cover looks awesome! Dec 12, 2017 23:44:21 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Thank you, Mayken! :D Dec 13, 2017 4:58:56 GMT 9