Originally Posted by Mandala126
but does anyone else's mom push you to speak your native language to your LO? My mom has been on my case about it forever, then she stopped for a while, and now it started again. It's more comfortable for me to speak English to DD. My parents are the opposite, they try not to speak English to DD and that's fine with me, I just feel so pressured sometimes.
Anyway, I was just wondering if any of you other Mamas have to deal with this.
Ay ay ay. I know what you mean. I actually speak to my DD in both and there's enormous pressure to speak to her only in Spanish. The thing is, DH speaks English and although he is learning Spanish, we've gotten used to speaking to eachother in English. My sis and I also speak to eachother in English so it's almost a generational thing with me. English just naturally flows out of me when speaking to people my age or younger, but not with people of my parent's generation.
I make a point of identifying things in both English and Spanish, but I admit that the normal conversational part of my communication is mostly English and I get a lot of grief for it. Bad mami.
I do agree though that if DD is in an English community - having that as her first language won't ever be a concern...it's pretty much a guarantee.