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bittersweet week

So the week started off great. I put a holiday in for December so me and my boyfriend could go away for a weekend, to have some time to ourselves and celebrate our birthdays which are two days apart. 451 more words

Balancing Work With Family Life

Setting Guidelines for Au Pairs

I was recently reading a blog post, Au Pair: Friend or Employee? In this post Summer Blackhurst did a nice job of summing up a struggle I have seen in some host families, the question of how to make an… 249 more words

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Au pair: first call is over, thank the lord.

So on the Friday just gone (21st) I had my first ever Skype call. I had to make an account and it is true, the majority of the time all you say is “Can you hear me?” As well as it being my first ever Skype call, it was the first call to a potential host family. 615 more words

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A Parent-Caregiver Partnership

I have often talked to moms who feel like they are torn between work and home, never feeling like they can put enough time and energy into either their work or motherhood. 196 more words

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Australian Culture

During the month of November Australia is GoAuPair’s featured country. Families who match with an Australian au pair this month will receive $100 off their program fees. 152 more words

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Au Pair; the first call

So I’ve always wanted to become an au pair and it might be happening sooner then I thought! I really need to buckle down and do my assignments ASAP otherwise I wont be au pairing. 155 more words

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Using Positive and Negative Reinforcement

Many parents, teachers, and caregivers were raised with the idea that punishment is the way that adults discipline children. Although there are multiple kinds of punishment, the most common is a negative result for a negative behavior. 293 more words

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