Received Monday, June 10, 2008 - Perspective & Opinion
I am interested in everyone's response to the following proposition: "The best test for whether your nanny is doing her job well, is if your child is deeply bonded to the nanny and regularly demonstrates affection such as hugs, kisses, excited greeting upon arrival, tearful goodbyes, etc. that normally reserved for close family members."
To be honest, our nanny whom we've employed for nearly two years, has a flat affect, rarely speaks around us, and is otherwise very shy/reserved around us. She's dependable, but the real reason we have kept her, is because our daughter seems very close to the nanny. Is this a valid test for how well our nanny is doing?