First Au Pair in 2019 Scarlet from Mexico.

I would like to welcome new Au Pair in 2019 to Go Au Pair cluster in the Philadelphia and Bucks County area Scarlet from Mexico! Scarlet came on 01.03.2019. She joined the family of 6 and lives in Bucks County, PA. Scarlet is 22 years old, has a lot of hobbies and talents.  Second year Au Pair Melissa from Colombia will be her buddy and help Scarlet  to adjust here.scarlet

Scarlet, we are very happy to have you in our au-pair family!

Here is our little interview with Scarlet and we’re looking forward to meeting Scarlet in person and find out more.

Why do you want to be an Au Pair? I took that decision because I like working with kids since I was 14, and I also like the opportunity of improve my English, travel and make friends from around the world.

What are your hobbies and interests? I really enjoy to do makeup, and spend time on outdoors with family/friends.

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What was the best event/happening during last month? Definitely, when I did match with my host family, I start realizing a part of my dreams came true.

What three adjectives best describe you? Dedicated, organized, and cheerful.

If you had one wish what would it be? Become the best makeup artist.

What place would you like to visit? Thailand 🇹🇭

What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday? Go out to new places, try new food, do road trips.scarlet 2
What are two things that you consider yourself to be very good at? Doing makeup, getting organize, invest my time on productive activities.

Happy New Year, everyone! This year may we continue to share the genuine friendship and to make even more friends that adds happiness and warmth.

How the Au Pair Can Enlighten a Family About Culture Exchanges

Today I host the blog guest, freelance writer Sara, who will share with us her thought about culture exchanges.Sara

As an Au Pair, you are in a prime position to encourage growth on an intellectual level without putting much effort into the experience. Diversity and tolerance for other cultures begins with knowledge and learning. By influencing your hosts with your own culture, you can help open the world to possibilities for the children and the parents alike. Although you don’t want to push your own beliefs and methods onto your host, you should schedule moments where you can introduce your temporary family to your part of the world.

1. Edibles from Your Country – When it comes to cultural diversity, no other topic is more embraced than that of food. Periodically, you can introduce your host family to the delicacies of your homeland. In order to further the experience, you could add a bit of history to each dish so that the children can learn why it is important to your culture. Too many people in the United States consume various foods oblivious to why they are important or why they came to be.

2. The Holidays – Celebrating holidays of your homeland is another way to allow your Au Pair family to experience a cultural exchange. In fact, there are many holidays that have been adapted by other cultures that originated elsewhere. Without sounding like a teacher or arts professor, engage the children in an exchange of holidays and enlighten them about where these holidays originated and why they’re important. While some of these days are wrapped around religious beliefs, it could be quite a sticky situation if you get caught in a religious war in the home. It is best to tread lightly by not offending the family. However, you can have open room for sharing knowledge of belief systems as long as either party is open to discussion and not looking for a chance to belittle another person’s belief structure.Go Au Pair at the picnic

3. The Clothing – Clothing can be another form of cultural experience, although many clothing types are the same today. However, it may be fun to play dress-up with the children or something similar for the family using articles from your country of origin. Perhaps a brief explanation to why the garment is important and what it may signify in your culture could help the family understand further. Although jeans and other particular styles are quite common, every culture has a garment that was originally worn prior to the expansion of capitalism and trend.

4. Sharing Knowledge – As your host family may be willing to learn more of your culture, you should be open to learning as well. Although it may be easier for you to learn life in the new location as you are submitted to it, allow the family to partake in sharing the information with you. This could be bond forming and could greatly improve relationships between yourself and those who have accepted you into their home.hands_community

Exchanging cultural differences can improve the way of life for many people. It is the misunderstanding of these differences that can cause so many ripples within the world. If people were to take time and share information about themselves and why their people do things a certain way, more tolerance can be derived from the experience. Although we may not agree with the way each culture handles itself, at least we’ll have understanding as to why the do these things.

Author Bio

Sara is an active nanny as well as an active freelance writer. She is a frequent contributor of  Learn more about Sara .

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