Au Pair Sis has added a helpful entry and video to her blog explaining American money for Au Pairs. Janine explains the value of each American coin and paper bill. She has also pinned pictures of each on her pinterest page.
If you plan on sending your Au Pair to the market for you or to pick up any quick items for the children, be sure he or she understands the value of the money they have and some basic consumer sense. It may be a good idea to take your Au Pair into a market or store with you and let them do the purchase as if you weren’t there as a sort of test of skills.
Also, with the holiday season upon us already, you really want to make sure to help protect your Au Pair and his or her hard earned money. It is well worth the two minutes it takes to make sure that your Au Pair understands American money, both paper and coins, before expecting him or her to handle it without help. Now that is not to say your Au Pair cannot be responsible for their own money; keep in mind these are adults at least age 18, so they don’t need to be babied, just to ensure they understand the cultural differences so they don’t get taken advantage.
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