Scientific Research Says Gender-Neutral Parenting May be Futile

In a recent ope/ed in Newsday, Debra W. Soh, a neuroscientist, argues that science does not back up gender-neutral parenting.“Offering kids the opportunity to pursue what they’d like, freed from societal expectations, is undeniably positive – whether it has to do with toys, clothing or aspirations. But the scientific reality is that it’s futile to

Meet Maren, a speech therapist and PROaupair’s 2017 Au Pair of the Year!

Since May 2016, Maren has lived and worked with the Lawrence family of Cottage Grove, Minnesota – host parents Misa and Daniel Lawrence, and their two children Hiroki, age 6, and Taiyo, age 5. Hiroki has special needs and is one of 600 people in the world with Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, a deletion affecting his 22nd