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A funny, honest, and practical guide to attachment parenting from actress, mother, and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik.When Mayim Bialik got pregnant, she did what most women in her position do?she read a lot of books and talked with other moms. Through her studies, she became a proponent of Attachment Parenting?a philosophy which espouses co-sleeping, baby wearing, extended nursing, and natural birth?which helped her forge a wonderful relationship with her two sons.

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Overview

A funny, honest, and practical guide to attachment parenting from actress, mother, and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik.When Mayim Bialik got pregnant, she did what most women in her position do—she read a lot of books and talked with other moms. Through her studies, she became a proponent of Attachment Parenting—a philosophy which espouses co-sleeping, baby wearing, extended nursing, and natural birth—which helped her forge a wonderful relationship with her two sons.

In Beyond the Sling, Bialik takes readers through the main stages of becoming a parent with chapters delineating the fundamental needs of a child: a smooth birth, sustenance, holding, nighttime parenting, and elimination needs. She then describes things our children may not need but popular culture has convinced us that we do: too much “stuff,” unnecessary medical interventions, premature emphasis on academics, punishment as a form of discipline, and forced independence.

Bialik’s honest and relatable perspective, her abundant anecdotal evidence, and her impressive research into child development and human attachment combine for a relatable portrait of a family learning to co-exist peacefully and lovingly. Beyond the Sling will inspire readers to trust their instincts and gain the confidence and know-how to be the best moms and dads they can.

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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.)
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An alternative-methods parenting guide. Feeding and sleeping schedules, potty training and early independence. These are the three maxims actress and mother of two Bialik claims parents must let go of in order to raise a child in the attachment parenting way. This "green" method of parenting "seeks to create a generation of children who love and respect people and the earth because they have been loved and respected by their parents." Guidelines set by Attachment Parenting International include natural childbirth, breastfeeding, sensitivity to the child and bonding. The author provides examples from her own experiences regarding these strategies. She recommends the use of midwives and doulas to help with childbirth in lieu of doctors and painkilling medications. Bialik explains breastfeeding on demand, holding the baby in one's arms or via the use of a baby carrier and the use of a family bed. Other advice includes saying no to all the gadgets and stuff available for babies and toddlers, avoiding unnecessary trips to the doctor for minor ailments and alternative approaches to discipline. Perhaps the most controversial suggestion is the idea of elimination communication--the ability to learn when a child, even a newborn, needs to pass waste products. Bialik claims that any child would prefer to eliminate into a potty rather than a cloth or disposable diaper. By learning the nonverbal signals that all children demonstrate, a parent can determine when the infant or child needs to use the potty and rush him or her to the appropriate location. The author admits parents must be willing to endure numerous accidents before the method is foolproof. Reminiscent of the back-to-the-land parenting methods of the 1960s, the book provides alternative ideas on childbirth and childrearing for today's modern parent.
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"At once conversational, informative and progressive, this book should be compulsory reading for anyone who has even considered becoming a parent." —-Ricki Lake
Library Journal
Many readers will recognize Mayim Bialik as the star of Blossom, a sitcom from the 1990s. Celebrity parenting books often feel like a pathetic attempt at a comeback tour, and I didn't expect to like this title, but Bialik holds a PhD in neuroscience, is a certified lactation counselor, and writes with a pleasing and conversational style. Attachment parenting is hardly new, but she breaks it down into its most basic form, covering expected topics such as why natural labor and breast are best, the importance of nighttime feedings, and (of course) babywearing. VERDICT Bialik strikes the right combination of medical information, parenting advice, and personal experience. More ambitious readers will appreciate Ruth Newton's The Attachment Connection (2008), another solid title on attachment parenting. A surprise recommendation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451618006
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.94 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik is perhaps best known for her lead role as Blossom Russo in the early-1990s NBC television sitcom Blossom, and she currently stars on the top-rated comedy The Big Bang Theory. Bialik earned a B.S. from UCLA in 2000 in Neuroscience and Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from UCLA in 2007. She designed a Neuroscience curriculum for homeschoolers in Southern California, where she also teaches biology, chemistry, and piano to middle and high school students. Married to her college sweetheart with two young sons, Bialik is also a Certified Lactation Education Counselor. Visit her at MayimBialik.net.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Jay Gordon ix

Part I Trust Your Instincts 1

1 You Know More Than You Think 3

2 "What Is Attachment Parenting? The Science of Attachment and Intuition 16

Part II What Baby Needs 35

3 Baby Needs a Smooth Entrance: Birth 37

4 Baby Needs Milk: Why We Breastfeed 57

5 Baby Needs to Be Held: How Will You Ever Get Anything Done Ever Again? 77

6 Baby Needs Nighttime Parenting: Gende Techniques and Co-sleeping 90

7 Baby Needs Potty: Elimination Communication 105

Part III What Baby Doesn't Need 119

8 Baby Doesn't Need All That Stuff: Figuring Out the Essentials 121

9 Baby Doesn't Need Unnecessary Medical Intervention: When (and When Not) to Call the Doctor 130

10 Baby Doesn't Need Pressure: Letting Kids Be Kids 151

11 Baby Doesn't Need Punishment: Understanding Gentle Discipline 172

Part IV What Mommy Needs 203

12 Keeping Your Relationships Strong: Staying "You" When You Become a Parent 205

13 Balancing Work and Family: Different Families, Different Choices 220

Resources 237

Acknowledgments 249

Index 253

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    Grain of Salt

    As with most things, take her words with a grain of salt. Great story and wonderful advice but some of the things mentioned don't seem like they would be for me, yet a lot of them are. Interesting theories and great insight.

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    She does a great job explaining the theories of attachment paren

    She does a great job explaining the theories of attachment parenting and why it works. She is nonjudgemental and offers great resources and support for anyone looking to explore attachment parenting further.

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    Excellent Resource

    I found this book to be an enjoyable read and could relate to much of what Bialik wrote. I highly recommend it to parents who want to develop a close and loving bond with their children. This book is a wonderful example of what attachment parenting looks like.

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