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Is the term, "mother language" dated?United Siblings Are Family | United Siblings Are Family
Most children grow up in traditional families - but then again what is a traditional family? Who decides and who defines? There are single parents, there are adoptive parents, there are blended marriages, list goes on. February 21 is designated as the International Mother Language Day by the UN. Recently a bill was introduced in the US Congress to recognize the same. What does exactly "mother language" refer to? Is it the "language" the primary caregiver of an infant speaks and so that it is the first language the child picks up? When two males raise a child together, what is the "mother language"? OR when a single father raises a child, what is the "mother language"? How will the child feel who is raised by two males or a single father as to what is his "mother language" with NO mother around? It's 2014 and it is disconcerting to see that an organization like UN which on one hand promotes gay rights meaning gays can be loving parents BUT also promotes "mother" language day which is a