02/25/2013 01:34 pm ET

Smoothing The Frictions Between Parent And Nanny

It wasn’t that Kimberly Van Der Beek’s new nanny was unqualified. She had come with sparkling references and a gold-star recommendation from her agency. She knew three languages and had philosophies about child development. She was nice and prompt and had an excellent driving record.

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