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  • Care Do Not Control – Your Au Pair’s Social Life

    Care Do Not Control – Your Au Pair’s Social Life

    To invite an au pair to your home also means to trust them. This trust is not only about trusting them with your children but also with their free time and that they act responsible during it. Some families ask too much of the au pair by wanting to know every little thing that they…

  • Au Pair invites International Guests After A Few Days In The Host Family

    Au Pair invites International Guests After A Few Days In The Host Family

    Unfortunately some au pairs handle situations not the right way. There have been cases in which the au pair has invited friends or family members after only a few days living with the host family. Some of them didn’t even ask the host family if it is alright to let someone stay at the family’s…

  • Au Pair Wants To Work For Other Families Too

    Au Pair Wants To Work For Other Families Too

    An Au Pair works up to 30 hours a week, 45 hours in the USA. This is a lot because the au pair will also have to study for the language class. Of course the pocket money an au pair gets is just as it says a pocket money. With this money the au pairs…

  • If the Au Pair is Driving Under Influence

    If the Au Pair is Driving Under Influence

    Most of the time an au pair can use a car of the host family in order to get around with the kids, to go to the language course or even to use it in their free time to meet some friends. The host family trusts the au pair during the time of the car…

  • Who Are You? – The First Interview With The Au Pair

    Who Are You? – The First Interview With The Au Pair

    One of the most important parts of getting to know each other is the Skype Video interview. This is the¬†moment when both¬†Au Pair¬†and¬†Host Family‚Äôs responsibilities, rights and expectations should be cleared. But what do you have to think about? And what kind of questions should you ask?¬† We have some advice for you: 1. Don’t…

  • The Jealousy Of A Host Mum

    The Jealousy Of A Host Mum

    Inviting someone young and beautiful to your house can become a struggle in your relationship, if there are already problems between you and your spouse. The host family invites a young person to their home. Most of the time that young person is a woman in her 20ies. Maybe she is beautiful and of course…

  • Bad Mood And Tears – Homesickness Of The Au Pair

    Bad Mood And Tears – Homesickness Of The Au Pair

    A new country, a new language, friends and family are far away and new friends have to be found first. All this can lead to a homesick au pair. Especially host families are asked in that situation to listen to the au pair and to try to help. The au pair has arrived and the…

  • Illegal streaming Of Movies And Shows – How To Deal With The Au Pair

    Illegal streaming Of Movies And Shows – How To Deal With The Au Pair

    A comfortable evening on the sofa. Popcorn, coke, maybe some wine and chocolate. The new blockbuster is in the cinemas, but the au pair doesn’t feel like going out und streams the movie illegally on the internet. On demand services like Netflix and Amazon Prime offer a huge choice of movies. And while the number…

  • This Is Our House! – Au Pair Is Inviting Guests All The Time

    This Is Our House! – Au Pair Is Inviting Guests All The Time

    If the host family invites an au pair to stay with them, the house becomes the au pair’s place to live too. Yet there are some rules for au pairs. One of them is to respect, that they are still only a guest and that they can not invite other people all the time. The…

  • If Ana Or Mia Are Visiting – The Au Pair Has An Eating Disorder

    If Ana Or Mia Are Visiting – The Au Pair Has An Eating Disorder

    Families usually have cooking and eating habits that they stick to. Most families have dinner together, so they cook in the evening, eat and talk about the day. Families very often have family dishes that everybody likes, like a specific kind of casserole, a combination of veggies and meat that work for everybody and maybe…

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