My family is very excited about seeing our daughter. My parents keep on asking what she can do now. I said baby can talk well now–of course she only speaks English. So I told my niece and nephews to practice speaking English so they can talk to her.
I am also trying to teach my daughter to speak and understand Filipino so won’t get out-of-place. According to what I heard, teaching kids a second language at a very young age (let us say while their infants) is recommended because kids learn and absorb things easily when they are younger. In addition, learning a second language can be an advantage to them. Teaching a new language is also difficult. We need to have lots of patience or else it’s all waste of time. But it also a matter of time that my daughter would be able to speak and understand Filipino language.
I know how anxious my family is to see her. And we’ll be flying to see them very soon on the holidays.