Last year I wrote a post about “Her Next Adventure”: Telling your kids that your Au Pair is leaving which elicited a lot of good advice for helping the children say goodbye to their au pair.
We just got a request from a mom with a different version of the problem– a version which, if we’ve been really lucky with any of our au pairs, we can empathize with.
I need advice for ME. I’m not sure how I am going to handle our au pair leaving. She has been with us for two years and was our first. She is smart, funny, hard working, everything amazing everyone wants. I am going to miss her as much, if not more than the children.
Also my expectations for the next one are very, very high and that’s not fair either.
What can SD do to address her feelings of loss as her terrific au pair leaves?
What can SD do to address her high expectations for her next au pair, and re-calibrate accordingly?
.say goodbye. by i heart him (Edward, I think she means) on Flickr