How an Au Pair Can Help With Your New Year’s Resolution

New year, new you! Well, at least that’s what I told myself just over a week ago. Now that we are in the second week of January, New Year’s Resolutions are starting to become a pain instead of a refreshing awakening. It’s time to bring in reinforcements. Mine is a cross stitch I created of [...]

How an Au Pair Can Help With Your New Year’s Resolution2021-12-09T08:39:04-05:00

Self-Reg and the Three R’s

This is the third blog post in our series on Self-Reg. Our first blog post explained what self-regulation and stress is, and how caregivers can help children with managing their stress. Our second blog post was about self-regulation and the Interbrain (the communication channel between a caregiver and a child). Now we want to provide [...]

Self-Reg and the Three R’s2021-12-09T08:39:22-05:00

Self-regulation and The Interbrain

In Dr. Stuart Shanker’s book Self-Reg we are introduced to helpful ways to break a child’s and a child care provider’s stress cycle and successfully engage with life. One tool that Dr. Shanker has introduced us to in this book is the Interbrain, or a shared intuitive channel of communication. Think of it this way. [...]

Self-regulation and The Interbrain2021-12-09T08:39:22-05:00

How Can Children Self-Regulate?

The universe has give child care a beautiful gift in the package of Dr. Stuart Shanker. Shanker is a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Psychology at York University and the CEO of the MEHRIT Centre, Ltd. Stuart has also worked with the government of Canada to help regulate child care. So, why is [...]

How Can Children Self-Regulate?2021-12-09T08:39:22-05:00

Top 7 Way to Keep Your Au Pair Memories

Living abroad for a year provides many memories that you will want to keep forever. There are some moments that you want to stay private, but others that you will want to share with anyone who will listen! What is the best way to keep memories while being an Au Pair? Here are the top [...]

Top 7 Way to Keep Your Au Pair Memories2021-12-09T08:39:23-05:00

Child Protection and Au Pair Placement Agencies

In our blog posts we talk a lot about the cultural aspect of having an Au Pair and the importance of the mutual exchange of culture. But it's important not to forget that first and foremost we are a child care agency. As such, we have a responsibility to our families and to our partner [...]

Child Protection and Au Pair Placement Agencies2021-12-09T08:39:24-05:00


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