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How do host families think about chinese au pair

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发表于 2010-11-30 04:09:28 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
互惠生-aupair
There is a great website http://community.culturalcare.com/culturalcare.  It is the community of the Cultural Care.  People post the questions and comment.  Here are some information about the chinese au pairs.# e: E$ m% `) ]- M1 c

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I wonder how many host families are interested in Chinese Au Pairs? What is the reason? My sister is applying to become an Au Pair now. I was an Au Pair before for a year. I had a great year. I told my sister a lot of advises from my point. Is there any advises to tell a future Au Pair from your own point? Thanks! :)
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Then here is the answers from some of the HF:
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I've been a host family since April 2009. We had three Au Pairs and two of them were Chinese. We are a multiculture family. I grew up in China and my husband was raised here. I want to expose my son to both eastern and western culture and raise him in a bilingual environment. The experience with Chinese Au Pairs were very mixed. I would love to have a Chinese Au Pair who comes here for the culture exchange and also wants to be an Au Pair to take care of kids. 7 s  _5 j. x9 q: d
My advise: 1. you need to ask yourself why you want to be an Au Pair, is this the right choice for you. I do not like Au Pairs who come here to find ways to stay. If you want to attend a colleage in US, please take TOEFL and apply colleges, Au Pair is not the right route for you. 2. Get more experience with child development. Au Pairs are not baby sitters. I do not like you to watch my kid, I want you to be the playmate, companion and teacher of my kid. You need to be motivated and able to have a daily schedule. You should not need to be asked to do everything. , i; ^  m# D' L3 n+ }
3. If you only have a driver's license but cannot drive, please be honest and do not put I can drive on your application. We ended up spending many hours to train one of the Chinese APs to drive, she still had an accident. She put: "able to drive on city street, comfortable driving children" on her application. : c! ^% a* E+ f' s' M4 v
My son who is only 2.5 yo is able to understand both English and Chinese. That is the main reason I like to have Chinese APs.

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! m) P* G6 O1 O9 \# FHere is another one:
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We have had an au pair from China since the end of June, and she is working out great - terrific with the kids, and really blending in with the family. I find that it's helpful to have everything important written out - her schedule, what is expected of her, what is OK to do, what is not OK to do, how appliances in our house work, house rules, etc. We still have lots of verbal communication, but I think our au pair has appreciated the written instructions as well, and we have found them to be helpful.
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We've had one Chinese au pair and, sadly, it didn't work out because she pretty much fibbed on all of her experience and qualifications. There's only so much screening you can do over the phone so keep a close eye on your au pair after she arrives to see if she lives up to her claims. I hate to sound so pessimistic but I think China's "one child" policy is producing a screwed up generation of over-competitive, self-centered, spoiled kids who see the ends as justifying the means.

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7 ?* Z2 D. t7 M$ Q5 cHF comment:
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We had a Chinese au pair for 2 months. For the most part, it was not a good experience. She over stated her ability to drive. This caused a lot of frustration and misunderstanding. While I think this could be the case for au pairs from any countries, not a lot of young people in China own cars. And if they do own a car, I would wonder what motivates them to be an au pair. I would still be willing to try out Chinese au pairs in the future, but I would do a lot of screening, and if possible, have a relative interview the person in China. You should also check the references, but make sure the references are real. Our current au pair from Thailand works out pretty well, except that she can not speak Chinese (our kids are bi-lingual)
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We've been with CC for 3.5 years, and have never been in transition prior to getting a Chinese au pair. We have 2 adopted Chinese daughters and were looking forward to the experience.
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& e) X3 X  [9 ^- N5 M$ v/ QI would echo the sentiment on driving. Driving in China is just "different". Even should you get a Chinese au pair with significant driving experience, the learning curve here may still be quite high. As well, their culture isn't one that generally raises them to take charge and to think independently. Our au pair was excellent if told exactly what to do, but struggled to problem solve or to juggle a lot on her own. We are a very busy family (both work) so managing kids schedules, making a lunch that was any different than what she'd been showed, etc. was overwhelming for her. That said, she truly tried hard but unfortunately it just wasn't a good match. Hope that's of some use!

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发表于 2011-3-20 13:52:57 | 显示全部楼层
看起来做互惠最难的不是工作本身,而是如何让家庭满意
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发表于 2011-3-20 14:52:37 | 显示全部楼层
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每家有每家的期望和要求,定板前一定要和家庭沟通好啊,不然才难处哦
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发表于 2011-8-15 23:01:26 | 显示全部楼层
以人为境,以明得失。
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发表于 2011-8-28 09:51:32 | 显示全部楼层
互惠生-aupair
家庭需要一个真实的我们,有驾照不算什么,要会真正的驾驶才行
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发表于 2011-10-10 23:41:07 | 显示全部楼层
我看到几个的问题都是,中国互惠生的驾照问题。可见,咱们还是诚实交代,如果就为了互惠而临时考的驾照却不熟练的话,咱们还是别写很能开车了。毕竟,是在国外啊!!!
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发表于 2012-7-24 19:38:38 | 显示全部楼层
互惠生-aupair
造假、夸大其词、撒谎、找借口这是我看下来,普遍美国HF对中国AP的感觉。
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3 Z+ s4 S6 s) c1 H; ?( k, S6 f不得不说,何必呢,造假除了欺骗别人还欺骗了自己,麻烦了别人还给自己找了一堆麻烦。0 m2 ^4 `5 {! a6 f0 F

" v  Q! D2 [' W8 E+ n7 C! _真的不希望国外的民众对中国年青一代是这样的看法。大家还是诚实的好。
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发表于 2012-7-24 23:25:28 | 显示全部楼层
真诚相对挺重要的。要跟家庭沟通好,不然去了之后会很麻烦的
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发表于 2012-7-25 09:18:37 | 显示全部楼层
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、蓝莓 发表于 2012-7-24 19:38 % X: h- y& t$ U6 H9 e* J& c
造假、夸大其词、撒谎、找借口这是我看下来,普遍美国HF对中国AP的感觉。
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6 p0 z' J8 ]! |不得不说,何必呢,造假除了欺骗 ...
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agree with you!
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发表于 2012-7-26 17:07:41 | 显示全部楼层
好!!!!!!!
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