How to get a Social Security Card

Monday, 16 October 2017

Getting a Social Security Number (SSN) is a very important part of your Au Pair year. This is your United States Identification Number. It is also the one thing you will need to get BEFORE you get anything else. It is a very simple process, but something you should do […]

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Getting a Texas Driver’s License

Monday, 16 October 2017

Whether or not you have an International Driver’s License, you will still need to obtain a Texas Driver’s License as a resident in our great state. Don’t worry, it is very easy to get a License here and remember, you already have one in your home country, so this will […]

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Preparing Your Kiddos for a New Au Pair!

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Possibly the most important step when preparing for your au pair’s arrival is discussing what this means with your children. It’s likely that everyone has met during the interview process, but we suggest talking it a few steps further. Making sure that your kiddos are excited to meet the au […]

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Orienting Your Au Pair to her New Home!

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Your au pair’s arrival to your home is an exciting time for everyone!  It is important to remember that, as glad as she/he is to join you, your au pair is far from home and will probably feel a bit of nervousness. Your au pair might seem quiet or reserved at first, […]

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The Host Family-Au Pair Relationship

Saturday, 26 August 2017

The relationship with your au pair is an important one for your family and for you as a parent. As with any working relationship, it can be wonderful, yet complicated and important to discuss and reach agreement about key issues. This process is especially important for a live-in helper who participates in […]

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