Community Counselors, LCCs and ARs, are the unsung heroes of the au pairing community.
A fabulously great community counselor is rare, a good community counselor is often taken for granted, and an underperforming community counselor can sink an entire cluster of au pairs.
Given the importance of their roles, it’s kind of surprising how rarely any CCs, LCCs and ARs email us at AuPairMom.
I don’t think we’ve ever received an email asking for advice on working with a cranky Host Parent, or for advice on mediating between competing demands, or…. actually… anything.
[Maybe there is a secret AP CC blog, just for them?? ]
Au Pair Community Counselors are a bit of a mystery to me.
Which is a challenge, because in a few weeks I will have the chance to speak with a group of Community Counselors about AuPairMom.com as a community and as a blog. I’m not sure what to say.
Normally, when I plan a talk (or a workshop or a regular class) I like to think about what the participants or audience cares the most about, and try to anticipate what they want to know or learn or create. I’m not sure what CCs would ask, if they could ask anything about AuPairMom.
So, if you don’t mind, I’d like to toss a few questions out to CCs, LCCs, and ARs —
What would you like to know about the AuPairMom community and the people who convene here?
(e.g., favorite topics, most frequent questions, what host parents fear the most, what host parents love, etc.)
What would you like to know about how the AuPairMom blog works?
(e.g., what day of the year– every year– has the least visits, what kinds of comments never clear the spam filter, where I get the lovely photos, how my former au pairs feel about the blog, what my former LCC thinks about the blog).
I’ve got a half hour to spill the secrets of the AuPairMom blog– but just to LCCs. What would you most like to know?
Note: Clarifying here– I’m asking what LCCs would like to know about AuPairMom (—- what host parents would like to talk about w/ LCCs is a different conversation.) I’d like to hear from counselors and former counselors. ]
Add to the comments, or email me at mom at aupairmom dot com.
Many thanks in advance-
p.s. This image *slays* me. It’s from @allyvest’s instagram. I hope she doesn’t mind me sharing it with you. I. Love. This. Dog.