We live in a rural area, I think most of you know that. Because of that, we are limited on the opportunities that our kids have for certain things.
I have a friend from high school who lives in "the city." Her 4-year-old was accepted into a French-immersion grade school in that city. My friend posts on Facebook all the time - things the kids are doing, etc.
I think it's great that the kids are learning a second language. I am happy that her kids have the opportunity to do that. I'm not trying to knock it. I'm just curious - Is it really necessary? Or is it something that parents made up under the guise of "it's better for the kids" but really it's more for parental status? Will her kids be "that" much better off than my kid? Am I doing my kid a horrible disservice and setting him up for life in poverty because he's only fluent in English? Wait! I'm only fluent in English and I'm ok......It's a topic that I have a lot of conflicting thoughts about.
Again - not knocking it. Just thought I'd bring it up for discussion and see what you guys all think.