Being bilingual isn’t always easy, especially when you’re the only one at home that speaks both languages. I speak English and Spanish, but my mom still is learning English. Sometimes it can be really hard translating things to her. It’s especially hard when I have a school project or assignment that I need help with. When my mom tries to text in English, she usually has to ask me if it’s correct. Otherwise, it will sound really weird!

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I’ve pretty much learned to do all of my work myself and I’m only in fourth grade. If I really need help, I’m lucky that I have English-speaking cousins nearby. My cousins help me search important information I need to find on the computer.

Meanwhile, my mom continues to learn a little more English every day. She is getting better and better and even though she speaks little English, she always encourages me to do my best in school.