Oct 25, 2009, 7:39 AM
Post #21 of 34
My first post and I am so happy it´s about my kids! I have lived in Chiapas for 12 years, my 2 kids were born here, 5 and 8 years, but I consider English to be their first language. My daughter had trouble in kinder the first year, she understood Spanish, but didn´t want to speak it. She now speaks more Spanish than English (I am working on it!). We have no plans on moving back to the States, so education is important to us. We have a small language school in Chiapa de Corzo, so my kids are surrounded by teachers and students all the time, but both of them are in public schools during the day. I find that I have to constantly be in touch with their teachers, make sure the teachers know that I care, that I am supportive in any way that I can, but the overwhelming number of students in the classroom is a concern of mine. I often consider private schools, but I want them to be able to "fend for themselves" as well. I feel like they probable could be learning more, and would probably benefit a whole lot from home schooling, especially the English part, but I am not ready to take that plunge yet!