Supposedly, The best way to stay motivated is to tell people about your goal.
So if you want to stay motivated to work on your relationship with your au pair, and you want to get different perspectives, who do you confide in?
Sure, we get to ‘talk’ with each other about au pair host parent stuff here on this blog, but that’s not the same as having someone you can telephone, or someone you can take out to Starbucks, or someone who can keep track of your own specific situation over time.
When we got our first au pair, I was lucky to have my best friend Jenny to call for advice. Even though she was miles away and never (sadly) met our first au pair, Jenny knew me well enough to listen beyond what I was saying and to offer me a new perspective.
Is there someone you talk to about your goals as a host parent?
Or someone you talk with about being a better host parent?
… Even if you already know this, have experienced it a dozen times, hear yourself telling it to others, you’re likely to forget when it’s you right there in the thick of it. Leave it to say, it’s best to have someone else there with you sometimes. Which is why we always love to remind folks – hey, you don’t have to do this alone. ~ Jollana Shore
Who’s out there with you, helping to keep you focused, sane and optimistic?