A couple of months ago, I wrote to Mayim Bialik's Public Relations representative and asked if I could review Beyond The Sling Bialik's new book on Attachment Parenting, here on my blog. She was really great and sent along two copies, one for review and one for a giveaway! I even had the chance to meet Mayim at a press conference for her book, and do an interview with her. Heather and Shida you're awesome! Thanks for making that happen ladies.
Beyond the Sling is a memoir-infused book on Attachment Parenting. What I found particularly interesting about it was how Bialik talks about parenting from a biological perspective. The fact that Bialik holds a PhD in neuroscience informs the book to a great extent. She discusses how hormones play a role in the foundation of parent child bonding; for example, there are biological reasons why we are made to sleep close to our young.
In addition to the scientific truths, Bialik shares her own stories struggles as a parent.
She mainly talks about the philosophies of Attachment Parenting, one of which is "gentle discipline," approaching your child with empathy, but at the same time setting limits and clear boundaries.
I found Beyond the Sling to be conversational, informative, and a adventurous journey of a read.
Do you want to a win a copy of Mayim's book? Here's your chance!
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The winner will be announced on Wednesday 3/21. Good luck everyone!