Just like everybody else, your au pair grew up with certain eating habits. Maybe your au pair’s behavior at the table will be different from what you are expecting. The more different the culture of the au pair is from yours, the greater the differences in eating habits. You should pay close attention to exactly how the eating habits of you and your au pair are different.
Explain to the au pair what is common in your country and tell the au pair what behavior you expect at the family table. Be considerate about it; you don’t want to insult your au pair.
If your au pair can’t speak your language very well yet, eating together is the perfect opportunity to practice. We recommend that every family member talks about their day and the most important events of the day.
Make sure your au pair does the same. This will not only help to improve the au pair’s language skills and get your au pair ready for the language classes but will also generate trust between you and the au pair.