by Simon Black
I’ve written a lot in the past that there are two lifelong benefits that parents can provide their children, practically from birth.
The first is the gift of a foreign language. Every kid is going to learn his/her parents’ native tongue.
But giving a child constant exposure to a foreign language from a very young age will help them develop an additional native fluency that will last a lifetime.
It makes an enormous difference. My own Spanish fluency, for example, is quite strong. But there’s no mistaking that I’m a gringo who learned the language later in life.