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    Interesting article on myths about bilingual children.
    12 Common Myths and Misconceptions about Bilingual Children | Multilingual Living
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    This is very interesting, I have definitely heard of the myth of when a child is beginning to speak, if it takes them longer is because they are confused between the two languages. My mother says that is what people would tell her about me. My daughter actually spoke relatively early and even to this day, which she is 3, she talks a lot and she speaks both English and Spanish. Sometimes her sentences are a mix of both. For example, she told me the other day "Mommy pon el window up, mi pelo go crazy".

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    LOL kvillanueva "Mommy pon el window up, mi pelo go crazy". Very interesting topic. I think I disagree with #'s 8 & 9 though. # 8: From my point of view English would be a very difficult language to learn with all its irregularities. #9: I certainly think knowing Spanish is its own reward.
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    everything about mixing languages is very funny, a language is a permanent knowledge, I think that you have to learn language one at a time.

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    The more languages one learn, the better exposure they will get. And a child learns very quickly than adults. They can mix and match two languages and create a meaningful sentence and the best part is they knew where and when to use it.

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    I also think it is very important as a parent, speaking both English and Spanish fluently, to teach my daughter the same because being bilingual will open a lot of doors for her in the future. And if she picks up more languages as she goes to school, that would be even better. Sometimes I wish I understood and spoke another language.

    And also I would like to add, as I reread the myths, #7 I totally do not agree with. I would say the majority of my family if not all and including myself, get very frustrated when going to restaurant, store, grocery store, etc and have to ask for help/things in Spanish because they don't speak any English.

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