Beyond the sling : a real-life guide to raising confident, loving children the attachment parenting way

by Bialik, Mayim.

Format: Print Book 2012
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A funny, honest, and practical guide to attachment parenting from actress, mother, and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik.

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 nursing mother.


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.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Bialik, former child-star of the TV sitcom Blossom, is now a neuroscientist with two young sons. A proponent of "attachment parenting," Bialik discusses the philosophy's main components, including co-sleeping, baby-wearing, extended nursing, and natural birth, using her own experiences as a mother as well as her background in neuroscience to illustrate and shore up her points. The core of the author's text focuses on what she considers to be baby's needs, including a smooth birth (preferably without unnecessary medical intervention), breastfeeding (she became a certified lactation education counselor), holding, and nighttime parenting (including safe co-sleeping). She also includes a chapter on "Elimination Communication," a potty training method that relies on parents' recognizing baby's signals (the diaper-free route, she admits, is not for everyone). While passionate and committed to attachment parenting, Bialik approaches her subject with a sense of humor and the awareness that not every parent will embrace all its tenets. Nevertheless, she makes a convincing case for the benefits for children, including healthy brain and social development, ability to develop trusting relationships, and good self esteem. Attachment parenting proponents will welcome Bialik's openhearted message and advice to follow one's instincts, and even readers who are skeptical will enjoy Bialik's warm and nonjudgmental voice. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Child rearing.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster,2012
Language English
Notes "A Touchstone book."
Description xii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-247) and index.
ISBN 9781451618006 (hbk. : alk. paper)
145161800X (hbk. : alk. paper)
9781451662184 (trade paper : alk. paper)
1451662181 (trade paper : alk. paper)
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