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Gil
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We have two kids 8 and 5 who are fluent in English (local language) and in Hebrew (origin language). At home we speak Hebrew and outside English.
When are kids play together they sometime switch to English (which I think is very natural as this is the way they used to play in school) or tell us something and mix the languages as they are missing a word her and there. The question is how much should we insist on a. playing in Hebrew b. talking to us in proper Hebrew as I don't want them to decide not to bother talking to me and telling me stuff because it is too much of an effort
Sandra
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I would just correct them.. not in a mean voice.. if they say something in hebrew and make a mistake just correct them.. like: Mom can I have apple? yes you can have AN apple. or say in hebrew we say it this way...

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