Set small, doable goals. Success is easier to achieve in small chunks.
Make it a habit. Take one area of your life, such as meal times, and make a habit of speaking Ojibwe in that area. At first, incorporate 5 or so phrases in your daily language. As you master those, add 5 more. As you master that area, add another area to your regular routine.
Build your speaking community. As you make a plan on how you will incorporate more language with your family, identify allies. Share your goals with your child’s teacher, with your friends and larger family. Ask them to use the Ojibwe they know with you and your children. With work, we can hear Ojibwemowin wherever we go.
Celebrate success. Recognize the small successes as well as the large. Every miigwech, every word, every phrase you and your child use is another step forward in strengthening our language.