Au Pairs and adopted kids

 December 5, 2011 is INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY.

Au Pairs  from Go Au Pair Philadelphia, Bucks & Montgomery Counties and parts of NJ cluster and I really enjoy volunteering. In the past we have volunteered a lot with an adoption organizations and are planning to volunteer with FRUA again.

The event will be a Holiday party for adopted kids on Sunday, February 12, 2012. It is a big hit every year and it truly a joyful time for everyone. We started our preparations and are looking forward to it. To make this party even more special Go Au Pair agency would love to offer the huge discount to adoptive families of $1000 during this event.

We love to volunteer  especially for adopted kids because an Au Pair program and the international adoption programs have a lot of common. They both bring the international scent into the family life as well as open minds and hearts to people around the world.

Volunteering is a great way to help the community around us. It also has many positive benefits for Au Pairs!

  • Gain Experience. Whatever an Au Pair wants to do in her life, there are volunteer opportunities that will allow her to begin gaining experience in that field and to add to your resume.
  • Become a part of the community. An Au Pair will meet a wide range of fellow volunteers and contribute to helping the community you now call home.
  • Meet a new people & make friends. An Au Pair will get to know American life through volunteering.
  • Learn things and develop new talents.Volunteering can help an Au Pair learn a variety of new skills, face new challenges.
  • Bring personal satisfaction. Volunteering with other Au Pairs makes an Au Pair happy and able to feel a reward for helping others.

But most importantly, we will meet kids we already know from previous projects who are waiting to see us and are asking their parents again and again, “when will we see the Au Pairs”.
Volunteering with friends, doing something you like, making many kids happy, it is always amazing!

An Au Pair – a positive role model for the kids

“Don’t worry that children never listen to you.
Worry that they are always watching you!”
Robert Fulghum

Children picked up a certain behavior or habit through the people around them. Anyone that they look up to may be a role model. Which is why it is important to set a good example for kids.gjenny

An Au Pair can be a positive role model that children of all ages look to. Au Pairs are mature, enthusiastic, unique individuals with a lot of talents and skills. When an Au Pair cares for  children and lives as a family members, she is more than care providers. She becomes a role model, mentor, teacher, coach,  big sister and friend.

Most children would prefer the atmosphere of a young adult playing or hanging out than an older nanny taking care of them.  Older kids would like someone they can talk to, share their interests, speak in confidence, and look up to.  Au Pair comprises a unique opportunity being a responsible adult that children listen to and an older sibling that they look up to. A favorable Au Pair becomes the best example for children that you could ever ask for.

Go Au Pair rated #1 agency for 2011 by Au Pair Clearinghouse. According Au Pair Clearinghouse survey Go Au Pair agency offers the best selection of quality Au Pairs.  Au Pairs from Go Au Pair agency have been internationally recognized through the special award in 2009, 2005 and 2004. Living  with host family an Au Pair acts as an older sibling and becomes a consistent role model.

Making sure that children is influenced by positive role models will help kids achieve more in their life.

An Au Pair for adopted children is the best childcare solution

Many of adoptive parents have no access to their kid’s culture and learning about culture is hard, especially when you don’t have somebody from that culture to help you out. The international nannies, Au Pairs may help parents learn their children’s culture and  heritage.

An Au Pair program offers what other forms of child care can’t: introduces and exposures adopted kids to their birth culture  and gives kids a sense of connection to their heritage plus cultural exchange to the whole family. It is why Au Pair program can be the best childcare solution for the adoptive families.

Go Au Pair agency recruits Au Pairs from over 60 different countries, so families may find an Au Pair from their kid’s country. An Au Pair  has knowledge of their kids birth culture and may teach the whole family.

Since an Au Pair is native speaker, she is able to keep or teach the children their native language.   Simple singing songs or telling the fairy- tale or story from their country are great ways to provide children with some exposure to their native culture. She  may teach  kids about their heritage, celebrate  holidays together, have birth country dinner nights, teach birth country dances or games, visit the library or book store and look at books from their culture. The Au Pair also helps whole family broader exposure to their children native lifestyles, food, customs and culture.

Go Au Pair agency is currently helping the adoptive families with the cost.  Go Au Pair would love to offer the huge discount to adoptive families of $1000.

Many adoptive families choose an Au Pair because of the nature of this amazing program.  The Au Pair brings to the kids her love, long-term friendships and the heritage.  An Au pair helps children to not only discover their heritage, but also gives the kids a foundation of pride of their culture. The culture of child’s country and heritage will definitely enrich the family life.

Hosting the Au Pair from the children’s birth country will bring a small piece of their culture right to the family and open the children’s hearts and minds to their heritage.  

Host families and Au Pairs, thank you for coming to a Family Day Conference!

Two times a year goAUPAIR’s Families and Au Pairs come together for a  Family Day Conference. This is a great opportunity to meet other Host Families and Au Pairs and have fun together. This Family Day Conference at Peddler’s Village in New Hope, PA  was a very special  time for everyone.

Here is my report for those who couldn’t attend it.

We met at Giggleberry Fair family entertainment center. This is a great place for the whole family with a lot of things to keep children busy.  While children had fun going through as many activities as they could, we had a lot of interesting conversation between families and Au Pairs.  After lunch at the Painted Pony Café we enjoyed the beauty of  Peddler’s Village. The weather was very special, sunny and warm.

There was the 32nd Annual Scarecrow Competition & Display at Peddler’s Village with more than 100 colorful scarecrow designs.  We were surprised with the creativity of all of the participants.

We found the scarecrows “not scary”, but mostly sweet and friendly creations of what I would call “community arts”.

We really enjoyed our Family Day Conference!

Thank you for coming and I look forward to seeing you all in 2011 Philadelphia Book Festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway next year!

See you there!

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