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5 05, 2020

20 Ways to Thank Your Au Pair For Stepping Up During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By |2020-05-14T10:31:04+00:00May 5th, 2020|Best Practices, Host Families|

Now is the time for Host Families to show their gratitude for their Au Pairs who have stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We have heard a lot of stories about Au Pairs going above and beyond for their Host Family.  Au Pairs have been taking over teaching their host children, keeping their host

17 04, 2020

Child Discipline Techniques that Actually Teach Kids to Behave

By |2020-04-30T12:21:03+00:00April 17th, 2020|Best Practices, Childcare Advice, Host Families|

There are so many philosophies on child discipline these days, it's enough to make any parent's head spin. While most parents have an idea of what type of disciplinarian they want to be, it can sometimes be a struggle to stick to your ideal parenting style when your discipline doesn't seem to be working. How

17 03, 2020

Best Kids’ Movies for Au Pairs to Watch with Host Kids

By |2020-03-17T14:59:46+00:00March 17th, 2020|Au Pairs, Best Practices|

With everyone self-isolating right now, TV is probably on your mind. How much screen time is too much? How can your Au Pair keep your kids out of your hair while you're working from home? Kids' movies are a great tool to pass some time indoors and for your kids to bond with their Au

5 02, 2020

What Goes Into an Au Pair Contract of Employment?

By |2020-02-20T10:24:25+00:00February 5th, 2020|Interviewing Au Pairs|

Hiring an Au Pair is an adventure. As exciting as it is to find your ideal match, the process can also be full of overwhelm and uncertainty. However, if you have a solid contract of employment in place before your Au Pair arrives, you'll feel much more certain. Go Au Pair has a standard

19 09, 2019

Why Volunteering is Important to Americans (and Au Pairs!)

By |2019-08-29T13:25:24+00:00September 19th, 2019|Au Pairs, Best Practices|

Many people wonder why volunteering is important- to Americans, or just in general. Your Local Area Representative (LAR) might even schedule volunteering as a cultural event. In fact, volunteering is such an integrated part of American culture, many Au Pairs name volunteer work as an important aspect of their year, because it offers insight into

6 09, 2019

Conflict Resolution Techniques for Host Families and Au Pairs

By |2019-08-20T12:58:19+00:00September 6th, 2019|Best Practices|

Conflict resolution techniques are vital in a placement. Even if your placement is going well, conflict is a natural part of life and human relationships. When viewed this way, conflict in any living arrangement seems inevitable. That can sound scary and is often the reason many families choose not to host an Au Pair. Living

5 09, 2019

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

By |2019-12-13T15:11:22+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

2 09, 2019

4-Year Old Thanks Mom for Getting an Au Pair

By |2020-03-11T14:56:58+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Best Practices|

Emily, the mother of two little girls, had been struggling to find decent childcare. She was wary about hosting an Au Pair but knew their family needed more consistency. From Host Mom Emily: Our Au Pair, Theresa, has made a major impact on our family. My ‘ah-ha’ moment came during a quiet car ride after

26 07, 2019

New Dad Terrified of Leaving Baby at Daycare… Until THIS Happened

By |2019-07-02T16:33:23+00:00July 26th, 2019|Best Practices|

Mike is a new dad who was terrified of leaving his baby at daycare for the first time. Regardless, he needed reliable childcare so he could support his adorable baby girl, Ruby, without worrying about her. Mike and his wife, Susie, agreed that the Au Pair program seemed like the best solution. But he

18 07, 2019

Cultivating the Right Frame of Mind About Hosting an Au Pair

By |2019-06-26T11:22:43+00:00July 18th, 2019|Best Practices|

Having the right frame of mind about hosting an Au Pair can simplify your efforts to cultivate a successful year with your Au Pair. In this video interview, Tom, a Host Dad with proven success in the program, shares his thoughts about having the right frame of mind. What Frame of Mind Should Host Families

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