Parenting Goals for 2017

For an amusing, slightly tongue-in-cheek look at parenting resolutions, read Jordan Shapiro’s recent column at Forbes. A contributing writer who focuses on global education, game-based learning and kids, he makes suggestions about rethinking everything from punishment (“writing is the new spanking”) to mealtime (“video games are the new dinner time”) to cultivating curiosity (“Google is

New Year’s Resolutions – and How to Keep Them

Most New Year’s resolutions fall into one of four major groups: those related to health (losing weight, getting fit); those related to money (saving money, spending less); those related to relationships (finding a mate, scheduling a date night); and those related to self-improvement (taking a class, spending more time with friends). However, according to research,

Classic holiday movies to watch with your family and professional au pair

Older Classics:Some of the most beloved Christmas movies are black and white classics from a bygone era (though most of these have now been colorized). These include “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the Frank Capra classic starring Jimmy Stewart, as well as the original “Miracle on 34th Street” featuring Maureen O’Hara and a young Natalie Wood.

Holiday Gifts Ideas for Your PROaupair Host Parents

For the book worm:Choosing a gift for a bookworm can be intimidating – but don’t fear! Atlas Obscura is a great gift for anyone interested in the world’s hidden wonders. Or, visit a local bookstore and tell the staff a little about your host parent’s likes and dislikes – they are sure to offer some