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Another Introduction

I am so excited I found this community! I was searching for just such a community earlier this year, and I was so disappointed that I wasn't able to find one. It's so good to know that there is a place I can go now with all my questions!

Name: Alice
Age: 24
Location: Vienna, Austria
Children: Helín Sultan, 18 months
Your languages: english, german
Languages spoken by your spouse: turkish, german
Targeted languages for your children: english, german, and turkish
Why do you want them to be bilingual/multilingual? Well, Helín kind of has to be. We are living in Austria, so she needs to know german. At the same time, we have relatives who speak english or only Turkish, and we would like very much for her to be able talk with them as well. Also, I just believe that in the multicultural world that we live in, any child is better off learning at least two languages.
How would you describe your child/children language skills so far? She can say a few words in Turkish and German
Best/funniest/cute moment(s) you want to share? I would love to, but I think I am the only one who would find them cute. But she does like to say "nein", german for no, an awful lot.
Do you have any fears/concerns? That she wont be able to handle the three languages.