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The truth about mothers and nannies

New book by Lucy Kaylin titled, 'The Perfect Stranger,' looks at this complicated and sometimes controversial relationship. Read an excerpt.

Navigating the relationship with your nanny can be emotionally wrenching for working mothers. Choosing the person who will essentially spend more time with your children than you do is difficult and the bond between mother and caregiver is a delicate one. Lucy kaylin explores the ambivalence women feel about their nannies in her new book, "The Perfect Stranger." Here's an excerpt.

Copyright © 2007 by Lucy Kaylin. Excerpted from "The Perfect Stranger: The Truth About Mother and Nannies" by Lucy Kaylin. All rights reserved.  No part of this book may be used or reproduced without written permission from Bloomsbury USA.