The “greener grass” syndrome.

The grass is always greener on the other side, and the other side is always greener no matter which side you are.

Nothing is perfect and sometime we tend to squander the opportunity right in front of us.

Some of Au Pairs complain about their relationship with a Host Family because they think that their current family is just not good enough. Instead of working hard on the relationship, they think here are better options out there searching for their “greener grass”.

What is so bad about having the “greener grass” syndrome? If an Au Pair has this syndrome, chances are she is missing out lots of things she currently has now.

How To Cure The “Greener Grass” Syndrome.

The first thing to do is to acknowledge that your current host family is your best family for you right now. Apply your best effort in building a strong relationship with your family. Good communication helps solve most problems in the au pair and a host family relationship.

Last but not least,  remember that the grass is always greener on the side which you water. Avoid  the “greener grass” syndrome and “water” your relationship with your host family to “grow” a beautiful green grass where you are.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Evelyn Quiros
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 20:32:53

    This is a great site. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to visit later.Thank you, Evelyn


  2. Trackback: Watching Grass Grow « Nine Writes
  3. Malcol Marroyo
    Sep 14, 2015 @ 16:30:32

    Thanks for finally writing about >The “greener grass” syndrome.
    | Go Au Pair Philadelphia, Bucks & Montgomery Counties and parts
    of NJ <Liked it!


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