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Why Should Parents Talk to Their Children in Their Native Language?

As a multilingual father of bilingual children, I am finding myself shocked and confused at the number of parents I run into who have chosen not to speak their native language to their children for various reasons or who have been persuaded to believe that speaking their native language to their children will hurt them socially or academically if the primary language of the community is different.
There are so many great articles and literature (based on good research) available on the topic of bilingualism and its benefits, even for children who may be experiencing language delays, that it seems redundant to write on the issue, but I feel compelled to do so because the passing down of a parent’s native language appears to be diminishing more and more.
So why should parents talk to their children in their native language?  
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If Malaysia could pull through with so many races and ethnic groups, why can’t Nigeria do the same?

If Malaysia could pull through with so many races and ethnic groups, why can’t Nigeria do the same? Malaysia has a multi-ethnic, multicultural, and multilingual society with the Chinese historically been dominant in the business and commerce community.

To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia. A bubbling, busting, melting pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups relatively live together in peace and harmony. Manufacturing constitutes the largest single component of Malaysia’s economy. .
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