My husband and I are both bilingual (Spanish/English) and are trying to raise our daughter to be the same. We’re taking the same approach our parents used: all Spanish at home until she’s two or three and then start teaching English.
The differences this time around, though, are that we live hundreds of miles away from our families, our bilingual friends are either childless or live too far away to make weekly visits practical, and we live in a predominantly English-speaking suburb. The local playgroups and mommy-and-me classes are all English speaking, so our daughter (10 months old) never hears other children speak in Spanish. On top of that, she hears us speaking to other people in this strange other language.
I think that most of us here on this blog find ourselves in similar situations. Maybe if you live in Chicago, where there's a large Bulgarian community, things are different, but for most of us... speaking Bulgarian outside of Bulgaria is a mostly domestic activity.
How do those of you who already have kids go about passing it on to the little ones? Do you even try?
P.S. For those of you who are wondering, Kyle and I do not have kids yet.