Deborah Kong is director of Early Edge California, a statewide nonprofit advocacy organization that advances quality early education so children can be happy, healthy, engaged learners by their first day of school and every day after.
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Celebrating Bilingual Awareness Month
April 28, 2017
*** Want more information on raising multilingual children? Visit MomsRising's bilingual parenting resource site: http://action.momsrising.org/survey/bilingual_baby/?source=blog The child of immigrants, my father grew up in San Francisco Chinatown and attended schools that taught him in English only. He has no memory of his father speaking Cantonese at home, and his parents encouraged him to learn English, believing it would help him to assimilate, and that learning two languages would confuse him. Over time, my father lost his ability to speak Chinese, and to teach it to me and my sisters...