Being a Good Host Family

What does it take to be a good Host Family?  Is your family missing the mark or have you gone through multiple Au Pairs who weren’t happy?  Assuming you did a great job recruiting and selecting your Au Pair, it may be necessary to reflect inward and analyze your actions and/or inactions to determine if your are responsible (more…)

Vacationing With Your Au Pair

What are the expectations regarding taking your Au Pair on vacation with the family?  Many families choose to take their Au Pair with them on vacations.  Imagine a family vacation with an extra set of hands to help with the airport chaos or to assist at the beach and around the pool.  Imagine a ski holiday where you (more…)

Building a Relationship with your New Au Pair

The first few weeks of a having a new Au Pair in your home is a major time of adjustment for everyone involved. Not only does the Au Pair have to settle into her new (and foreign!) surroundings whilst learning the ‘ropes’ of their new family, but also the host family is learning how to (more…)