AuPairWorld Blog: Focus on host families

Articles for, by and about host families. All about the au pair stay especially from the host family's perspective.

Having an au pair in a single-father family - What's important?

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Katlyn Rainier writes about what an au pair can bring for a single-father family from her perspective as a daughter who grew up with a single dad.

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Your coping strategies as a working parent

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The multiple roles we occupy as working parents are sometimes kind of crazy. How do you deal with a (too) busy life?

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Your family's spare room - home office or au pair room?

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Should your family's extra room serve as a home office, as an au pair room, or what? We consider the alternatives together with you.

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Making your au pair feel at home

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Welcoming an au pair into your home is like welcoming a new member of the family. It's important to make them feel at home, as they will play an important role in your children's lives. Laura Carrasco explains how to make your au pair feel happy from day one.

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Your new hybrid working situation - Can an au pair help?

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Working from home increased dramatically during the pandemic. Now as many parents adjust to hybrid working situations with time spent both in the workplace and at home, an au pair can deliver exactly the flexibility that families need.

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Host mothers share tips for a successful au pair stay

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Host families are experts on au pairing. That's why we always are glad to share their tips so that you can have a successful experience with your au pairs. Host mother Susi has shared her tips on a video, while Steffi, ex au pair and current host mum, has prepared a list for you.

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7 inside tips for a successful au pair search

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You want to find the perfect au pair for your family, but are uncertain how to use all the tools and resources that AuPairWorld provides? Our Customer Service team has put together a list of inside tips to help you get the best results right from the start.

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Video: 4 reasons to think about hosting a male au pair

Jarryd - The Bro Pair

In a new video made in collaboration with AuPairWorld, Jarryd gives the four top reasons why host families might want to include male au pairs in their searching options.

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A classic host mum fear that really isn't necessary

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Psychologist and experienced host mother Clarissa Mosley writes about a troubling fear that host mothers (and au pairs) sometimes have. What is the risk of an affair between the host father and the au pair? An excerpt from the author's new book "Au Pairs with Ease".

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How to have a highly motivated au pair

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In an excerpt from her new book "Au Pairs with Ease", psychologist and experienced host mother Clarissa Mosley writes about a simple technique that can help host parents connect strongly with their au pairs and motivate them successfully.

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