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About Joan Lowell

Joan is a mother of six and is a writer and Local Area Representative in Providence, RI for Go Au Pair. She earned her BS in Elementary & Special Education from RI College and her MEd from Providence College. She helps lead other LARs in writing content and growing their clusters.
5 09, 2019

Child Safety at Home: What Parents & Au Pairs Need to Know

By |2019-08-20T12:26:06+00:00September 5th, 2019|Best Practices|

When people think of child safety at home, they often think of baby-proofing their home. But I'm here to tell you there's no such thing as kid-proof, or even toddler-proof. So how can parents keep their home safe for kids? Well, you could always just buy an inflatable human hamster ball and keep your kids

30 08, 2019

Keep Kids Safe in Public: Guidelines for Parents & Caregivers

By |2019-08-20T11:30:31+00:00August 30th, 2019|Host Families|

Parents are always conscious about keeping kids safe (sometimes to the point of paranoia). Many, especially those with more than one child, would welcome an extra set of eyes, ears, and hands. Let Go Au Pair be your solution! Hosting an Au Pair brings peace of mind to parents who need to pay a caregiver.

16 08, 2019

Childcare with After School Pick Up, Homework Help, and More!

By |2019-08-01T20:01:28+00:00August 16th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

It's hard to find childcare with after school pick up, unless you host an Au Pair. Finding reliable & affordable childcare with after school pick up is a major problem facing many American families. So is getting good homework help. Go Au Pair has your help! Hosting an Au Pair is a great solution to

4 08, 2019

Childcare for Single Moms Just Got More Affordable

By |2019-08-08T21:45:04+00:00August 4th, 2019|Host Families|

It can be hard to find affordable childcare for single moms. Single parents want what’s best for their kids, but it has to be in the budget. The good news is, childcare for single moms can be affordable and very high quality. Single moms love the Au Pair program because it gives their kids a

3 08, 2019

Helping Kids with Homework & Cultivating Good Study Habits

By |2019-08-08T21:44:25+00:00August 3rd, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Helping Kids with Homework Isn't Always Easy Helping kids with homework seems simple on the surface, but helping your kids develop good study habits can be frustrating. Even the best study habits are just that, habits. Good habits are learned behaviors. Even the brightest children don't automatically know how to study effectively. Some kids

21 06, 2019

How to Limit Screen Time, Keep Your Sanity, and Have Fun!

By |2019-06-20T16:41:16+00:00June 21st, 2019|Childcare Advice|

It's no secret that some of us scratch our heads over how to limit screen time. It shouldn't be so difficult. Just turn off the TV, right? But if your kids are anything like mine, it seems like that's all they want to do! Even my granddaughter, who is only one, grabs for a phone

10 06, 2019

How to Find an Au Pair You & Your Kids Will Love

By |2019-06-19T12:55:04+00:00June 10th, 2019|Interviewing Au Pairs|

If you're considering Au Pair childcare, you may be wondering how to find an Au Pair you'll love. Many American families find the benefits of hosting an Au Pair meet their childcare needs. Particularly attractive are the affordability and flexibility of scheduling, not to mention the cultural benefits. That sounds great, but how does it work? A

6 06, 2019

How to Bond with Children in Your Care

By |2019-05-24T04:10:48+00:00June 6th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

If you're an Au Pair, you may be wondering how to bond with children in your care. Or, if you're a Host Parent, maybe you're wondering how to set your Au Pair up for a successful bonding experience right from the start. How to Bond with Children in Your Care 10 Effective Strategies to

30 05, 2019

Constructive Criticism for Kids: How to Help Kids Grow

By |2019-05-30T12:45:06+00:00May 30th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Constructive criticism for kids, or anyone, is most effective with love and care. Think of it as compassionate critique. Nobody likes criticism, probably because it is an "expression of disapproval" and is "based on perceived mistakes or faults," according to the Miriam-Webster Dictionary. But kids learn by making mistakes (adults, too, honestly). Pure criticism only

17 05, 2019

Can Au Pairs Drive? (More importantly, are they safe?)

By |2019-05-30T12:48:19+00:00May 17th, 2019|Best Practices|

Today a mom asked me, "Can Au Pairs drive the kids around?" If you have children who need you to drive them here, there, and everywhere, you might also wonder whether an Au Pair can help you with driving. Well, good news! Yes, Au Pairs can drive. Parents are busy and our kids are

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