Dear Abby
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Using Mother Tongue Makes Family Conversation Difficult

DEAR ABBY: My son married an educated professional woman from another country. When their twins were born, my daughter-in-law immersed them in her native language so it would become their mother tongue. Although I understand and respect the benefits of being bilingual, this caused a lot of communication gaps and frustration... continue

Sense & Sensitivity
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Coming Clean With Cleaning Lady

DEAR HARRIETTE: I hired a woman to help me clean my apartment, and it's not working out so well. She is very sweet and trustworthy, which is important. A friend who knew I needed help at a low price recommended her, but she is not very good. For example, when she cleaned the bathroom, she didn't move... continue

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