- Lerato Mvelase has encouraged parents to teach their children to speak their mother tongues
- The actress explained that her post was not aimed at criticising parents but rather to encourage them to see the importance of not robbing kids of their true identities
- Lerato said parents should try one hour of speaking a home language with their bundles of joy a week and increase the hours each week
Lerato Mvelase has urged parents to make sure they teach their kids their home language.
The actress encouraged parents to ensure that their bundles of joy are able to speak their mother tongue because it an important part of their identity.
The TV host of Seng'khathele posted on her Instagram:
"Many of us parents know how hard it is to get our children to speak their mother tongue. They spend hours at school speaking in one language and by the time parents get home from work we are tired to ensure that kids speak our mother tongue."
Lerato explained that her post was not aimed at criticising parents but rather to encourage them "to see the importance of not robbing our children of something that makes them who they are".
"This post is not to criticiee us parents but rather to encourage us to see the importance of not robbing our children of something that makes them who they are. Try one hour of speaking a home language and each week increase the hours. To parents who insist and get it right."
Most of the star's followers agreed with her.
"Thank you ausi, in my house re bua Sesotho and Zulu and we only use other languages when we do homeworks."
"At my home we speak mother tongue, there and there we can add English but most most of the time we speak our mother tongue. We keep it that way so we don't loss our language. Thanks for the reminder."
"This is truly a passion for me and my family. We insist on our languages. My 3-year-old nephew speaks Xitsonga and Sepedi fluently. He is only learning English now."
Briefly.co.za Lerato recently did a lengthy Instagram post where she explained that by calling herself an "unproblematic baby mama," she wasn't dissing any other single mother out there.
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