The Sample Handbook is based on the format provided by the Cultural Care Agency, so you may have seen some of these ideas before. Yet, if you read the Sample Handbook, you can see the bits of individuality that communicate this family’s priorities and personalities. It’s funny how we share many concerns and priorities, yet we have some important differences too.
As I was reading this Sample Handbook I chuckled several times, remembering the incidents in my own house that lead to rules like the ones this mom is sharing. Later, though, as I was reading the section on using computers, I was stopped dead in my tracks. I can NOT believe that this mom invites her au pair to …… ( ;-) ) …. Go read it, and then in a future post I’ll tell you what this family does differently from mine.
Super thanks to the AuPair Mom who sent this to me for sharing her family book.
If you have some pages to share, please email them to me at CVHarquail at gmail dot com, and I’ll post them.
If you want some more examples of specific guidelines or total sets of rules, be sure to look in the Pages section of the sidebar. Here, I have Guidelines pages for specific areas. Also, look at the page titled AP Handbook Part 1 for more ideas. Finally, be sure to use the search box (2/3rds of the way down the sidebar). Just type in a term like "driving", and posts that address that topic will all come up.
There is a lot of stuff here! Happy reading!