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S’POREAN CHINESE MOTHER REFUSES TO TEACH CHILD MANDARIN

Okay so I’m in a bit of a dilemma here.

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I am currently 37 weeks pregnant so we are getting ready to receive our girl. The problem is my husband has recently told me he wants to teach her Chinese too. We are both Chinese but we don’t speak Chinese at all

The thing is, my family only speaks English! He was born here and lived in Singapore since he was 4 until he was 19. Now, if he had some sort of cultural or family connection to being Chinese then I might consider it. But his a Singaporean.

I told him what I told you guys above and that it would be hard for her because they are very different languages.

He started arguing that there are many kids that are raised bilingual and are very smart but I also feel like it might cut me from my child.

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He is mad at me for not accepting and I can’t help but wonder if I was wrong here.

Here are what netizens think:

  • Is not like the kid will not know English too, im sure if she continues the same path of arbitrarily making decisions like this the child will grow and cut themselves off from her even in English. Kids are innocent but they absolutely love when they grow and notice their parents negated them opportunities..I know I did, nothing like growing and discovering that your mom never let you achieve your full potential because they had some irrational fear just like
  • You Chinese but don’t teach your child Chiniese language, so you gei ang moh ah
  • Lao kui sia this mother.
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