Support for Parents
In any education system, parents have a crucial role to play and where Gaelic is concerned this role takes on an added dimension; it was as a result of the efforts of parents that GME began in 1985.
Parents who can speak Gaelic to their children are a most precious resource. It is desirable that children should hear the language at every available opportunity and the more often this happens, particularly in their pre-school years, the quicker they will develop their language skills. Parents should expose their children to Gaelic in the home as frequently as possible and Gaelic speaking members of the family and community should be encouraged to speak to them in Gaelic at all times.