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Mayim Bialik defends her attachment parenting, extended breastfeeding

Posted by on Friday, 25 April, 2014

Mayim Bialik defends her attachment parenting, extended breastfeeding
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LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) — Mayim Bialik has spoken out again in defense of attachment parenting and extended breastfeeding.

The 38-year-old Big Bang Theory star is mother to two sons, Miles and Fred, and is a vocal proponent of attachment parenting. The actress made headlines in 2011 when she posted a picture of herself breastfeeding Fred when he was 3 years old. She attributed the subsequent backlash to U.S. culture’s “very, very bizarre relationship with breasts.”

Attachment theory forms the basis of attachment parenting, and states that children feel most secure when another person is physically present. A strong emotional bond is said to be formed if caregivers consistently give sensitive and emotional care to the child in addition to constant physical presence. For parents, this can mean bed-sharing — allowing children to sleep in bed with them from infancy — or extended breastfeedin…………… continues on UPI.com

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Kim Kardashian Offers Parenting Advice Because Now She’s an Expert on That …
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Kim Kardashian is apparently just full of helpful advice these days. First she gave some relationship advice to her sister Khloe over her rumored relationship with rapper French Montana, because obviously she’s an expert on dating rappers. Now a very pregnant Ciara has shared that the reality star has shared a ton of parenting advice with her, because Kim’s obviously an expert on that now too.

And apparently Kim’s all set to let her daughter North West be anything she wants to be, but with one particular, very Kardashian-esque requirement.

The close personal friend of Kim K’s (remember when their significant others wrote a song about dipping their asses in gold?) shared that in addit…………… continues on The Stir

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Mayim Bialik: Attachment Parenting Is Not To Blame For My Divorce

Posted by on Wednesday, 21 August, 2013

Mayim Bialik: Attachment Parenting Is Not To Blame For My Divorce
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Despite speculation that Mayim Bialik’s divorce was caused by attachment parenting — the controversial style of parenting she and estranged Michael Stone practice — the actress confirmed on Tuesday that her parenting style had nothing to do with the split.

“There’s all sorts of marriages, people break up for all sorts of reasons. We don’t need to blame attachment parenting for this one,” Bialik told

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Co-Parenting: 5 Steps to Avoiding Conflict Escalation
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It goes without saying that we all want what’s best for our children. Unfortunately, trouble arises when what’s best for our children has multiple meanings. Conflicts often escalate between divorced co-parents, when one parent wants to rear the child one way, and the other parent wants to rear the child a different way… often a diametrically opposed way. Since these differences in child-rearing were likely also contributing factors to the demise of the marriage in the first place, it’s not surprising to see them continue post-divorce. So, what are divorced parents to do? How can they co-parent and co-raise their children, when they don’t see eye-to-eye? Is a trip to the local courthouse the answer, when Mom wants Billy to play soccer and Dad wants Billy to play piano? Is it really necessary to run up attorney…………… continues on Huffington Post

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Mayim Bialik and the Growing Pains of Single Parenting

Posted by on Thursday, 7 March, 2013

Mayim Bialik and the Growing Pains of Single Parenting
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Deion Sanders defends his parenting; friends, family members testify
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Friends and family members of former Dallas Cowboy and Hall of Famer Deion Sanders took the stand Wednesday to testify on his behalf in a trial related to his contentious divorce case.

Jurors must decide during the trial in Collin County whether he or his estranged wife, Pilar Sanders, will have the right to determine their three children’s primary residence and set restrictions on where they can move.

Deion Sanders’ attorneys presented their case first, so much of the testimony Wednesday favored his version of events. The team rested just after 4 p.m. Pilar Sanders had just begun telling her side to jurors when court adjourned for the day.

Testimony began Tuesday in the trial with Deion Sanders on the stand. In his second day of testimony, the athlete and TV analyst told jurors about his involvement in his children’s lives, helping them with homework, taking them to sports practices and going with them on trips.

“You don’t have to be a perfect father, but you have to be a present father,” he testified. “I know all my babies like the back of my hand.”

He said he didn’t know anything about court documents his estranged wife’s attorneys produced about his driver’s license being suspended for a year in 2011. They claimed that he didn’t appear in court over a traffic stop. Sanders testified he didn’t know anything about that and never sto…………… continues on Dallas Morning News

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Mayim Bialik Parenting Style Didn’t Cause Divorce

Posted by on Wednesday, 28 November, 2012

Mayim Bialik Parenting Style Didn’t Cause Divorce
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Since “Big Bang Theory” actress Mayim Bialik announced last week that she and husband Michael Stone were divorcing after nine years of marriage, people have begun to speculate about what caused the split.

Many are wondering if Bialik’s advocacy of attachment parenting — a philosophy that promotes prolonged breastfeeding, continues on Huffington Post

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Making a case for old-fashioned parenting
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From the title alone, you can probably guess that John Rosemond’s new book, “Parent-Babble: How Parents Can Recover from Fifty Years of Bad Expert Advice” (Andrews McMeel Publishing), isn’t going to bring deafening cheers from the psychological community.

He doesn’t care; he’s more interested in getting a message out.

“I’ve been somewhat of an iconoclast for some time now,” said Rosemond, who has been a licensed family psychologist for 40 years but these days devotes his time to writing, lecturing and generally stirring things up.

Rosemond believes that the changing society of the 1960s, when old methods were challenged and often rejected, led to a breakdown in parenting.

As a result, kids today, Rosemond says, are ill-behaved, impolite, beset with emotional problems and not as happy as kids were back in the 1950s. They’re a mess.

“I realized in the late ’70s, early ’80s that a, psychological teaching was inadequate to explain human behavior, and b, a lot of theories proposed at that time were unsupported by research,” he said recently from California, where he was speaking to several parents groups.

Rosemond’s solution is a return to the child-raising strategies of 50 years ago. That’s not what the authors of hundreds of contemporary “how to raise your kids” books might have in mind.

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Mayim Bialik Announces Divorce From Husband Michael Stone

Posted by on Friday, 23 November, 2012

Mayim Bialik Announces Divorce From Husband Michael Stone
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All that attachment parenting may be beneficial for Mayim Bialik’s two kids, but it doesn’t seem to have helped her marriage. On Wednesday, it was announced that “The Big Bang Theory” actress split from her husband of nine years, Michael Stone, citing “irreconcilable differences.” On the Jewish parenting website Kveller.com, the 36-year-old was adamant that her style of parenting — her sons Miles, 7, and Fred, 4, sleep in the same bed as she and Stone — played no part in the split. “Relationships are complicated no matter what style of parenting you choose,” wrote Bialik.

In August, the former “Blossom” star told omg! that because of their parenting practices there was “an extra challenge” to find alone time with her husband, whom she met in college, and that the two had not “been on a proper evening date in seven years.” When talking about the many misconceptions of attachment parenting, she ackno…………… continues on Us Magazine

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Study: Pregnant teens need better school support
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When 15-year-old Kali Gonzalez became pregnant, the honors student considered transferring to an alternative school. She worried teachers would harass her for missing class because of doctor’s appointments and morning sickness.

A guidance counselor urged Gonzalez not to, saying that could lower her standards.

Instead, her counselor set up a meeting with teachers at her St. Augustine high school to confirm she could make up missed assignments, eat in class and use the restroom whenever she needed. Gonzalez, who is now 18, kept an A-average while pregnant. She capitalized on an online school program for parenting students so she could stay home and take care of her baby during her junior year. She returned to school her senior year and graduated with honors in May.

But Gonzalez is a rare example of success among pregnant students. Schools across the country are divided over how to handle them, with some schools kicking them out or penalizing students for pregnancy-related absences. And many schools say they can’t afford costly support programs, including tutoring, child care and transportation for teens who may live just a few miles from school but still too far to walk while pregnant or with a small child.

Nearly 400,000 girls and young women between 15 and 19 years old gave birth in 2010, a rate of 34 per 1,000, according to the Centers for…………… continues on Fox News

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‘Blossom’ actress, ‘attachment parenting’ advocate Mayim Bialik to divorce …

Posted by on Wednesday, 21 November, 2012

‘Blossom’ actress, ‘attachment parenting’ advocate Mayim Bialik to divorce …
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LOS ANGELES — Mayim Bialik is splitting from her husband of nine years.

The 36-year-old actress says in a statement posted online Wednesday that she and husband Michael Stone have decided to divorce. The couple has two young sons.

Bialik recently released a book about attachment parenting, but says the philosophy that encourages forming close bonds with near-constant physical contact played no role in the couple’s split.

The Emmy-nominated star of CBS’ ”The Big Bang Theory” says “relationships are complicated no matter what style of parenting you choose.”

She says divorce is “terribly sad, painful and incomprehensible” for children and adds that the couple’s sons remain their priority.

Bialik first gained fame as the star of the 1990s sitcom “Blossom.” She holds a doctoral degree in neuroscience from UCLA, specializing in obsessive-compulsive disorder in adolescents.

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Attachment parenting is a holistic way of life for actress Mayim Bialik – NewsOK.com

Posted by on Monday, 9 April, 2012

Attachment parenting is a holistic way of life for actress Mayim Bialik – NewsOK.com
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If you were a teen or the parent of one in the late ’80s or early ’90s, you might fondly remember Mayim Bialik as Blossom, TV’s beloved quirky girl whose coming-of-age journey played out for five seasons on the sitcom of the same name.

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Moms Talk: Parenting and The Bully
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Last weekend, the movie Bully opened in select theaters around the country, and already the film is generating conversation, buzz and controversy among communities. 

First rated R for its language and then toned down to PG-13, the movie follows five different kids throughout a school year as they endure different aspects of bullying and share their stories. Two families struggle to come to terms with a child’s suicide, the fallout of repeated bullying. Another mother wrestles with her 14-year-old daughter’s incarceration after the girl brought a gun on a school bus. The movie provides a realistic glimpse into classrooms, cafeterias, playgrounds and the offices of school administration and brings to the table this very pressing and timely subject.

Statistics show that 18 million kids around the country are bullied each year. Though kids have no doubt been bullied since the beginning of time, the issue seems more prevalent these days.

Celebrities like Ellen Degeneres frequently discuss it and talk about being kind to our peers, while other big name figures engage in anti-bullying campaigns to put a stop to these senseless acts. Bullying, we’ve learned, isn’t just the “kid beating up another kid on the playground” scenario, but can also come in the form of verbal abuse, such as a child being perpetually taunted every day in class.

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Mayim Bialik on Attachment Parenting: ‘Very Small People Have a Voice’

Posted by on Thursday, 15 March, 2012

Mayim Bialik on Attachment Parenting: ‘Very Small People Have a Voice’
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The actress, neuroscientist — and, now, author — extolls the virtues of co-sleeping, extended breast-feeding and wearing baby as a bodily accessory.

Attachment parenting — that catch-all term for natural childbirth, co-sleeping, wearing baby in a sling and breast-feeding for a really long time — has got a new celebrity advocate in “Big Bang Theory” actress Mayim Bialik, who has joined the ranks of famous people penning parenting guides. In Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way, Bialik draws on her experiences raising her two sons, Miles, 6, and Frederick, 3?, as a jumping-off point from which to evangelize the attachment parenting, or AP, lifestyle.

It’s a good one, according to Bialik, who wound up as an author after comedy writer Teresa Strasser interviewed her for a podcast. “I wouldn’t want to par…………… continues on TIME

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Jessica Alba: How I Handle the Paparazzi
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Jessica Alba isn’t afraid of telling a few little white lies — especially when it comes to the sake of her 3?-year-old daughter Honor Marie.

“When the paparazzi follow us, and she asks me what they’re doing, I tell her, ‘They’re just taking pictures. Isn’t that silly?’” the actress, 30, says in the April issue of Parenting.

“I don’t want her to have anxiety, so I tell her they do that to everyone, not just our family.”

Alba has also learned to stretch the truth at mealtime, telling her eldest that some beverages are reserved for the older crowd.

“I serve Honor flavored sparkling water — she thinks that it’s soda and that’s what I let her think,” she reveals. “I told her that ‘brown soda’ is only for adults and she believes me. Ha!”

But the healthy habits aren’t just for the toddler; Alba — who welcomed her second daughter Haven Garner

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Late blossom: Parenting advice from Mayim Bialik

Posted by on Tuesday, 13 March, 2012

Late blossom: Parenting advice from Mayim Bialik
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It’s not every child star who goes on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Hebrew and Jewish Studies and a doctorate in neuroscience. But Mayim Bialik is not your typical showbiz kid, as she proved by following her 1990-95 run on NBC’s “Blossom” by hitting the books at UCLA. Now she’s back in primetime as a co-star of “The Big Bang Theory,” but that hasn’t stopped Bialik from teaching courses to homeschool students and writing a parenting book, “Beyond the Sling.” Bialik will talk up the “attachment parenting” techniques she’s studi…………… continues on Chicago Tribune

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PARENTING: Quiet loud kids with ‘Three Strike Rule’
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Q: My kids, 4 and 3, are very loud. They yell and run inside the house. They bang toys, get into loud conflicts, and my son likes to scare his little sister by growling like a dinosaur. I know most of this stuff is normal, but I’ve got a new baby on the way, and I’m worried that the baby isn’t going to be able to get enough rest during the day. Should I punish or just lighten up?

A: I don’t know if you need to lighten up or not, but you most definitely have the right to protect yourself — and baby-on-the-way — from aural assault. It is not unreasonable to expect children to play quietly. Fun and quiet are not incompatible.

Your kids are old enough to understand the “Three Strike Rule.” They start the day with no strikes. When they get too loud, for whatever reason, they both get a strike, no matter who was the louder one or who started it. Just walk in to where they are and say, “That’s strike one,” and walk out. They’ll get it in no time.

When they get to three strikes, they spend one hour in their respective rooms. Use a timer to avoid dealing with “Can we come out now?” The slate is then wiped clean and they start over. If they get to three strikes twice in the same day, they spend the rest of the day in their respective rooms and go to bed early.

That’s a very systematic, yet simple way of dealing with thi…………… continues on Muncie Star Press

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‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Mayim Bialik Reveals Her Unique Parenting Style

Posted by on Sunday, 11 March, 2012

‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Mayim Bialik Reveals Her Unique Parenting Style
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The ‘Blossom’ star explains her controversial parenting style for her two sons — including diaperless potty training!

Mayim Bialik doesn’t embrace her celebrity mom status quite like Angelina Jolie or Kourtney Kardashian. But in her new book Beyond the Sling, she brings a public face to the alternative parenting style of attachment parenting. “We’re accused of being martyrs and passive parents,” Mayim said during an intimate gathering of moms and bloggers at Simon and Schuester publishing offices on Wed. March 7.

The goal of attachment parenting is “forming and nurturing strong connections between parents and their children,” according to Attachment Parenting International.

Mayim’s parenting style features co-sleeping in a large family bed, an “unschoo…………… continues on Hollywood Life

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Fathers see parenting courses as stuck in ’50s
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“Fathering blindspot”… dad’s role stuck in the 1950’s, report says. Photo: Louise Kennerley

FATHERS are averse to attending parenting education classes and do not seem to get the same benefits from them as mothers, a new study shows.

But it’s not the fault of fathers. ”It’s as if parenting courses are stuck in the 1950s where the gender division is accepted as natural and entrenched,” said Richard Fletcher, head of the fathers and families research program at the University of Newcastle.

A ”fathering blindspot” among practitioners and researchers meant they were not being reached, retained in courses or studied separately to mothers. Results showing the success of parenting courses disguised low attendance by fathers and the lower impact the programs appeared to have on the few who did attend.

The study, published in the United States journal Fathering, looked closely at the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, developed by Professor Matt Sanders and his team at the University of Queensland.

Over the past two decades the program has been adopted around the world and evaluated – mostly positively – in many studies that showed ”parent” behaviour…………… continues on Sydney Morning Herald

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