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Using Mother Tongue Makes Family Conversation Difficult

September 2, 2014
By Abigail Van Buren , Post-Journal

DEAR ABBY: My son married an educated professional woman from another country. When their twins were born, my daughter-in-law immersed them in her native language so it would become their mother tongue. Although I understand and respect the benefits of being bilingual, this caused a lot of communication gaps and frustration between us and the grandkids during their early years.



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