LOVE that kid.
Sorry about the lack of posts lately. I’ve been in the middle of reading Mayim Bialik’s (remember her from the show “Blossom”???) new book “Beyond the sling: A real life guide to raising confident, loving children the attachment parenting way” that just came out in March. Ok ladies, go to your local library and pick this book up ASAP! Wow. I plan to do a little review of it when I’m finished and I’d love to hear YOUR opinion on it as well. First off, google “Attachment parenting” to get a general understanding of what that’s all about if you’ve never heard of it and secondly, go now!
Some of the things she discusses:
-exclusively breastfeeding until 12months (absolutely no solids before then).
-“Elimination communication”, aka potty training your newborn. Yes, I said potty training your NEWBORN. (This topic alone should have you curious about this book, amirite?!?)
-Not doing ANY educating of their children like ABC books, flash cards, numbers & colors BEFORE THE AGE OF FIVE YEARS OLD.
Ok, so I don’t want to give the entire book away but I did want to suck you in by sharing how “out there” this book sounds. So what’s the significance of this lady writing this book you may ask?? Well, she’s got a PhD in neuroscience for one, and two, she explains how she too once raised her eyebrows at these hot topics and how she thought other women were crazy for parenting the way she and her husband have committed to raising their two boys.
Ok good little students, meet you back here in a couple of days to discuss our book reports.