Being a host parent.... 

Being a host parent requires you to draw on a lot of skills and life experience. Amongst other, you have to be a role model, a good listener, and often the taxi driver. Key skills & characteristics you draw on ever day include patience, open communication, understanding, kindness, flexibility, even more patience and essentially, a sense of humour :)

Whether you're a first time host parent, or you have been hosting for many years, there are always times that you might like the support of others, your local coordinator, the EIL Office in Cork, or from other organisations. So here are some ideas, resources & advice for when you are out of your comfort zone and need addtional support. 



Mary Gavin and Ana Sophia Franco Cobos (Castlebar) host family