One of the things that scared me the most about raising my son to speak three languages was that he would speak them all incorrectly. When I heard him say “parqueadero” for parking instead of estacionamiento I didn’t know what to say, I almost cried!

Now that he is 9 years old, he is making fewer and fewer mistakes and I am not worried about his misuse of words anymore. Kids just mix them as they learn and it is okay!

What do you do when your kids say something in Spanglish that is just simply horrible to your ears? How do you react? We invite you to share your kids’ “not so cute” Spanglish on Words on Wednesday discussion at SpanglishBaby Playground.

Melissa Cunningham shared her son’s “annoying Spanglish” words: “Voy a bringuer las cosas conmigo… Mom, she gasts all of our time/money/paint.”

What do you think? Join the conversation!

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