Cross-Cultural Childcare: Strengthening the Relationship

Hosting a foreign exchange student or bringing an au pair into your home is a wonderful way to learn about new cultures and broaden one’s perspective on the world we live in. It can also provide a unique set of challenges; language barriers, personality differences and cultural misunderstandings can put a strain on interpersonal relations.

I will work with you to identify needs and, if necessary, discover ways to address transitional, relational and occupational challenges, as well as immediate health needs. I can assist with family preparation for a new caretaker, work on issue clarity, or help you develop a unified goal identification and plan. We will work through communication challenges due to individual and cultural differences, assess any health and wellbeing issues, and ensure that your cultural exchange experience achieves its worthy goals.