Big Bang Theory Mayim Bialik’s Son May Sleep in Her Bed Until He’s 7 Years Old
With the recent attachment parenting controversy following the breastfeeding Times cover, Anderson Cooper interviews attachment parenting proponent, mom of two, and “Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik.
Bialik has recently written a book, “Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way,” coaching parents on how to raise kids using the principles of attachment parenting, the three tenets of which are: baby wearing, extended breastfeeding, and co-sleeping.
Here are some highlights from the Bialik’s responses below:
On kids sleeping with parents: We have two beds on the floor next to each other. And honestly, there is a natural desire for independence at night that does come.
On co-sleeping age limits: I am told somewhere around five to seven… it may shift.
On attachment parenting being the obvious choice: Attachment parenting mirrors the way mammals parent, the way primates parent, and pretty much all of human history it’s the way people parented.
It is normal for a child to want to be close to you, when a child is near to you, it’s significant to them. It physiologically makes sense.