A real-world guide to Attachment Parenting from the Big Bang Theory actress, neuroscientist, and mother Mayim Bialikaa book hailed by Dr. William Sears as adelightfula and by Ricki Lake as aa fantastic guide to birth and parenting that is packed with invaluable wisdom.a Mayim Bialik was the child star of the popular 1990s TV sitcom Blossom, but she definitely didnat 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 doashe read a lot of books, talked with other parents, and she soon started questioning a lot of the conventional wisdom she heard about the arighta way to raise a child. Thatas 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 Parentingas 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. Taking into account her experience as a mother (and her scientific background), Mayim presents the major tenets of Attachment Parenting, including: Baby wearing: How to aweara your baby in a sling or a wrap to foster a closer bond with your childaitas possible even for mamas with bad backs (and with big babies)! Breastfeeding: Learn how to listen to your babyas cues rather than sticking to a rigid scheduleaand why people on airplanes love a nursing mother! Gentle discipline: How to get your child to behave without yelling, threats, or time-outsait really is possible. Co-sleeping: How to avoid asleep traininga and get a great nightas sleep for the whole family. Without the pretense and luxuries typical of so many Hollywood actors and parents, Mayim describes the beauty, simplicity, and purposefulness of Attachment Parenting, and how itas 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.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.
|Title||:||Beyond the Sling|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2012-03-06|