Laura Garcia is a mom raising bilingual/bicultural boys in North Carolina.
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October 12, 2017
When my husband and I married in 2006 we were anxious to start a family and were intent on raising our kids to be fluent in English and Spanish. We had strong ideas on how we would accomplish this, and after all, since we are both native speakers of our respective languages we figured it would be easy. We read books, talked to those with experience, and vowed our kids would speak both languages equally. They have family in America who only speak English and family in Ecuador who only speak Spanish. They had to! Our oldest son, now 10, was immersed in Spanish. The implementation of this was...