This study utilizes a qualitative method to explore the critical reflections of Hmong parents helping their children maintain their native language. Specifically, it examines parents thoughts, feelings and experiences related to Hmong language maintenance. Findings reveal that Hmong parents worry about their children losing their ability to speak their native language. They believe that maintaining the Hmong language provides advantages in achieving academic success, attaining careers, and continuing to serve as role models in the community. Parents stressed the need to use Hmong at home in order to help their children develop and maintain the language. They reported some successes in doing so, while acknowledging several challenges.
"Hmong Parents Critical Reflections on Their Childrens Heritage Language Maintenance,"
Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement: Vol. 3
, Article 17.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/jsaaea/vol3/iss1/17