Allison Mass February 2 @ Jewelry Designer When did you realize exactly who your son or daughter really was? This is him at 18 My son was about seven when he told me that there was a new child in his class. The boy was from Russia, and very shy as he did not speak one word of English. My son seemed intrigued, and sad because he sensed that the boy was lonely. He didn't bring it up with me again, and I just assumed that the teacher was getting him the help he needed. About three weeks later I went in my son's room to see that he was using Google Translate. He was painstakingly translating his English to Russian so he could communicate with this boy, and then he would translate the boys responses from Russian to English. Struggling. But DOING IT!