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Forum: Multicultural Families   07-29-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,834
Posted By spajak
Here is a link to a current thread that covers...

Here is a link to a current thread that covers all of this.
My advice is to just go for it! Every word you speak in Spanish, every song you listen to and sing to in the car, every positive vibe you...
Forum: Multicultural Families   07-22-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,209
Posted By spajak
One thing that has to be clarified in this type...

One thing that has to be clarified in this type of discussion is who is doing the code-switching: the parent, the child, or the community. If a child grows up in a Spanglish community, for example,...
Forum: Multicultural Families   07-22-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,209
Posted By spajak
I agree that if the child never hears a word in...

I agree that if the child never hears a word in the other language, then he won't learn it. However, in my experience, education, intuition, most kids eventually sort out which words belong to which...
Forum: Multicultural Families   07-22-2009, 01:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,209
Posted By spajak
I think that all of this is way overthought. Of...

I think that all of this is way overthought. Of course you can mix up the languages. Have fun with it. Throw in whatever you can. We have trilingual sentences at our house and the kids have no...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-01-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 875
Posted By spajak
Obviously something is going on here. You should...

Obviously something is going on here. You should try to figure it out. But in the meantime, don't create a second problem by putting your relationship in jeopardy. If you really care so little about...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-01-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,143
Posted By spajak
Quote] but the reality is that the older sister...

Quote] but the reality is that the older sister was acting bad, too

If you are using the word "bad" to describe your child or her behavior, it is a sign that you have a lot of work to do. There...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-31-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 884
Posted By spajak
Amber lion, I'm glad you're getting your...

Amber lion, I'm glad you're getting your questions answered. I think talking through this is good for everyone! We're always learning. It sounds like you're on the right track!
Alexsam, I agree...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-31-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 884
Posted By spajak
Quote: Originally Posted by lisad1...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lisad1 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13463235)
it's not necessarily the words but your...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-30-2009, 12:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 884
Posted By spajak
I stuggle with these same issues. I parented the...

I stuggle with these same issues. I parented the first four years of ds's life with lots of "good jobs", so I had to retrain myself. I think that giving any kind of praise is rewarding. Although I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-29-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By spajak
I also recommend reading Raising Our Children,...

I also recommend reading Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves by Naomi Aldort.
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