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Do You Teach Your Child To Speak Your Native Language?

This is one issue that really bother me.I still can not comprehend how a proud Oodua child will refuse to teach his child how to speak Yoruba.Its simply pathethic.Living in a foreign land is great enough challenge for you to - as a must speak Yoruba to your child.

Agreed, English is the medium of communication in most of the countries but dont you think our children will pick this up naturally with little or no effort?We need to shift our emphasis to teaching this children about their roots.

As for me and my spouse, we are black and proud and we are teaching our children to speak Yoruba.They runs chores,kneels down etc I tell u, they make me proud.I can either communicate with them in Yoruba or switch to English depending on the circumstance.

What do you think?Share your thoughts.

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Very necesarry but not compulsory !

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When I have mines, I sure will. There is no exception

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i think its important for parents to teach their lanaguage to their children. i just think its sad when (africans) parents don't just so that their children can be "americanized".

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Poster go here:

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-43568.0.html

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Sure, the lang they speak to me must be my own lang(IGBO). They can speak any other thing when with their friends.

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