Mayim Bialik On Parenting the Natural Way

To Mayim Bialik, the natural, child-led approach of Attachment Parenting not only felt right emotionally, it made sense intellectually and instinctually.

It’s the philosophy Mayim has used to raise her children, Miles and Frederick. It’s backed by science. And she should know – she’s a neuroscientist.

If you grew up watching “Blossom,” you probably always knew there was something special about Mayim Bialik. More than just smart… she seemed wise beyond her years.

Mayim continued to act, with an amazing role on The Big Bang Theory and most recently as host of Jeopardy.

But what you may not know about this mother of two boys, is that she holds a PhD in Neuroscience from UCLA, is a certified lactation educator, and is a spokesperson for the Holistic Moms Network.

What do you think our culture would look like if more people practiced some of the principles of Attachment Parenting?

Mayim: It’s hard to say, without claiming the world would be perfect (laughs).  But I think it’s safe to say we might see certain trends shift.

Since you bring up sleep training, you mention in the book how that pressure falls on the dad…

Mayim: It’s toying with women’s feminism to say dad can handle nighttime parenting or “cry it out” on his own...

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