How did you come to be a social counselor at a refugee camp?“When I returned to Germany after my year in the U.S. I needed a job. My mom told me about a social counselor job at a nearby refugee camp, about 30 minutes from where she lives. While in America the war in Syria
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
In their own words: the Schulenburg family of Winnetka, Illinois share how their professional au pair, Julia, touched their heart.
When PROaupair host mom Rachel Schulenburg first decided to welcome an au pair into her family’s home, she was hoping for someone that could help with the children and make the family’s life a little easier. As she wrote in her nomination essay:“What we got with Julia Mertins, with 100% certainty, is a permanent member
In their own words: the Schueller family of Troy, Michigan raves about their professional au pair, Sophia
Host mom Nikki Schueller nominated Sophia for the Au Pair of the Year competition. In beginning her nomination letter, Schueller wasn’t even sure where to begin when describing Sophia’s wonderful qualities because there were so many.“She was patient. She was kind. She was organized, efficient, loving and funny. Oh, so funny. I can’t tell you
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