June 24, 2012
Beyond the Sling by Mayim Bialik
Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way is an excellent book for parents seeking information on raising healthy and happy children.
Mayim Bialik, PhD, shares her experiences raising children with a gentle touch that allows them to develop as unique, creative, and responsible individuals.
Reading Beyond the Sling was refreshing and liberating. I Finally found an author whose perspective is very similar to mine. Mayim Bialik and her husband respect their children and discipline in a way that promotes mutual respect and understanding. Children have their own ideas, thoughts, needs, and identities. Parents should guide them to grow up to be kind, loving people. Parents should avoid trying to control children or force them to be like everyone else.
Beyond the Sling demonstrates the benefits of attachment parenting, long-term breastfeeding, and the importance of playing an active role in the healthcare management of your children. Mayim Bialik shows parents that home-schooling is a great option for children, and that routine vaccinations may not be the best choice for all children. Each child, family, and lifestyle is different and warrants different choices.
Regardless of your beliefs about parenting, I believe that all parents will benefit and learn a great deal from reading Mayim Bialik's Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raise Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way.