What Should You do When Your Child is Embarrassed by Your Accent?-SliderPhoto


If you manage to make them proud of the fact that their parents speak more than one language, they will respect you and be proud of you in front of their friends. And at the same time do try to master the language of your adopted country by making an effort to study and improve it. Everybody will be the winner.

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  1. Ida
    Ida says:

    I just had an issue like this with my step-daughter. Her mother is a Cuban immigrant that arrived here a couple years before my step-daughter was born. She has an accent when she speaks English. My step-daughter told her to go back to school and learn to speak English before talking to her. It really surprised me. I had along talk with her about immigrants and how hard it is to learn another language and she hasn’t mentioned it again. My parents are Cuban immigrants as well, with heavy accents, but it never bothered me. I guess you learn to live with it.

    • lorrainecladish
      lorrainecladish says:

      Thank you for commenting! I´m bilingual but I spent my youth abroad and now my kids correct my English pronunciation. Apparently I´ve been pronouncing Luther as in Martin Luther King wrong all my life, sigh. I´m so glad you talked to your stepdaughter. Yes, it´s really ok to have an accent. 😀


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