21/365 Throwback to last spring when Gemma visited Vietnam for the first time (and met dozens of extended family members as well). Spending this past week with my parents and speaking Vietnamese all day has reminded me of how challenging it is to raise a bilingual child without family nearby. I'm far from fluent and even less so after moving away from home. Trying to teach her my limited vocabulary has been tough at times, but makes me even more determined to expose her to the language as much as possible so she can communicate with family when she's older (as most of them on my parents' side only know Vietnamese). So far she's picking up both languages seamlessly, and just says the words that are easier for her at the moment, like hello and shoes, or nước and bò. I hope she/we (as my husband is trying to learn at the same time too!) can keep it up with Vietnamese kids' books, Vietnamese cartoons on YouTube, and FaceTime with the grandparents a few times a week. Anyone else out there with a bilingual household? How are you helping your kids learn another language, especially once they're in school and it's all English, all day long?