A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way
On Sale: March 6, 2012
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Mayim Bialik was the child star of the popular 1990s TV
sitcom Blossom, but she definitely didn’t follow the typical
child-star trajectory. Instead, Mayim got her PhD in
neuroscience from UCLA, married her college sweetheart, and
had two kids. Mayim then did what many new moms do—she read
a lot of books, talked with other parents, and she soon
started questioning a lot of the conventional wisdom she
heard about the “right” way to raise a child. That’s when
she turned to attachment parenting, a philosophy and
lifestyle popularized by well-known physicians like Dr.
William Sears and Dr. Jay Gordon.
To Mayim, attachment parenting’s natural, child-led approach
not only felt right emotionally, it made sense
intellectually and instinctually. She found that when she
followed her intuition and relaxed into her role as a mother
instead of following some rigid parenting script, both she
and her children thrived. Drawing on both her experience as
a mother and her scientific background, Mayim presents the
major tenets of attachment parenting, including:
How to avoid “sleep training” and get a great night’s sleep
for the whole family.
Learn how to listen to your baby’s cues rather than sticking
to a rigid schedule—and why people on airplanes love a
How to “wear” your baby in a sling or a wrap to develop a
closer bond with your child—it’s possible even for mamas
with bad backs (and with big babies)!
GENTLE DISCIPLINE How to get your child to behave without
yelling, threats, or time-outs—it really can be done.
Mayim describes the beauty, simplicity, and purposefulness
of attachment parenting, and how it has become the guiding
principle for her family. Much more than a simple how-to
parenting guide, Beyond the Sling shows us that the core
principles underlying attachment parenting are universal and
can be appreciated no matter how you decide to raise your child.
Access Hollywood - May 21, 2012
Talk of the Nation - May 4, 2012
Good Morning America - March 5, 2012
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