Beyond the Sling

Beyond the Sling

A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way

eBook - 2014
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Attachment Parenting rests on one revolutionary principle: you already know the majority of what you need to know to be an incredible parent. Popularized by physicians like Dr. William Sears and Dr. Jay Gordon, attachment parenting directly contradicts the two hundred years of Western culture that has convinced us that we need a lot of help: help giving birth; help "teaching" our baby to sleep; help just being a parent. Beyond the Sling is not that kind of parenting book. Mayim Bialik shows us that by understanding the basic theories of attachment and infant development-and incorporating age-old childrearing methods like breastfeeding, baby wearing, gentle discipline, and co-sleeping-we can truly be the parents that nature intends us to be. With a PhD in neuroscience and a specialization in the hormones of attachment, Bialik is uniquely qualified to explain the science behind the method and how it's your evolutionary right to tap into your intuition and enjoy every stage of parenthood. A mother of two young boys, she also offers a firsthand account of how she came to follow the tenets of attachment parenting, plus a down-to-earth guide to making this lifestyle work for every kind of family. With candour and warmth, Bialik describes the beauty, simplicity, and purposefulness of attachment parenting and shows us that its core principles are universal and can be appreciated no matter how you decide to raise your child.
Publisher: 2014. ,
ISBN: 9781780661988
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive

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kanbantus
May 05, 2014

I absolutely loved this book. I'm a mother of a busy toddler and expecting arrival of another baby any day now, and I'm glad I managed to finish reading it in time ;) I do not neccesarily want to immerse myself fully into the attachment parenting style the author uses, but I found many great tips and suggestions that now I will use for my children. Very funny book, well written and worth reading, it is actually so interesting, that I've read it in three days ;)

loonylovesgood Mar 24, 2013

I'm not a parent yet but I want to be one someday soon so I am starting to read some parenting books. I love Mayim so I thought I'd read her book. I agree with some of the basic philosophies of attachment parenting - breastfeeding, gentle discipline (sort of) and not pressuring your kids all the time. But I also find issue with certain things - like how the dad has a limited role and how there is the notion that being separated from your kids, no matter how short a time period, is bad. Sadly, Mayim is now divorced, and I couldn't help but feel that some of this parenting style plays a role - yes, we are mammals, but as humans, we have more complex relationships than animals do and intimate relationships should not take a back seat to children - children should enhance the relationship, not take away anything from it. I could go on, but I won't. It was a well-written book and I learned some valuable things!

vespagirl125 Aug 05, 2012

A perfect 'real life' addition to Dr. Sears' "Attachment Parenting" book. Expecially good chapter on life balance and discipline --this distinguishes it from other similar books and is what I needed. Witty writing, fun to read, not judgemental.

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SingleMamma
Jun 09, 2012

A very reassuring book that empowers a parent to follow their instincts and parent in their own way rather than caving into the pressures and ideals of others.

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