It is timely to share this quote from Princess Diana, as the British Royal Family celebrates their growing family with the birth of a Prince! Nothing is more special than the celebration of a family growing. And, nothing is more valuable than one’s family. Family is the foundation of life. Without family, our lives would be incomplete. Our families consist of relatives and/or in some cases, our closest of friends, all who help to shape who we are through their ongoing support, guidance, and unconditional love.
The meaning of family is even more important to Cultural Care because we see our host families and au pairs become “family” through their experiences together and the lifelong bonds developed. Au pairs not only provide child care, but they often take on the role of an older sibling and make a lasting impact on their host children’s lives. Read more about the special bonds shared between host families and au pairs as described by the Ohl family, hosts to 17 au pairs during a recent au pair reunion.