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Im raising a bilingual child and do not want to confuse him.

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I'm raising a bilingual child and do not want to confuse him. Should I stick to my mother language when talking to him or is it ok for me to periodically switch it up with English. What is the best approach in this case?

Dr. Shirley Schaye :

You can use either language. It is at an early age that children learn languages. You don't need to worry about confusing him.

Customer :

Even if it causes him to mix both languages in the same sentence? I do not, but He does not make the distinction and mixes it up sometimes.

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Dr. Shirley Schaye :

Just nicely correct him and the benefit will be that he will be bilingual.

Dr. Shirley Schaye :

He'll get it together as he grows older.

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