Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way by Mayim BialikA funny, honest, and practical guide to attachment parenting from actress, mother, and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik.
Mayim Bialik was the child star of the popular 1990s TV sitcom Blossom, but she definitely didn’t follow the typical child-star trajectory. Instead, Mayim got her PhD in neuroscience from UCLA, married her college sweetheart, and had two kids. Mayim then did what many new moms do—she read a lot of books, talked with other parents, and she soon started questioning a lot of the conventional wisdom she heard about the “right” way to raise a child. That’s when she turned to attachment parenting, a philosophy and lifestyle popularized by well-known physicians like Dr. William Sears and Dr. Jay Gordon.
To Mayim, attachment parenting’s natural, child-led approach not only felt right emotionally, it made sense intellectually and instinctually. She found that when she followed her intuition and relaxed into her role as a mother instead of following some rigid parenting script, both she and her children thrived. Drawing on both her experience as a mother and her scientific background, Mayim presents the major tenets of attachment parenting, including:
How to avoid “sleep training” and get a great night’s sleep for the whole family.
Learn how to listen to your baby’s cues rather than sticking to a rigid schedule—and why people on airplanes love a nursing mother.
How to “wear” your baby in a sling or a wrap to develop a closer bond with your child—it’s possible even for mamas with bad backs (and with big babies)!
GENTLE DISCIPLINE How to get your child to behave without yelling, threats, or time-outs—it really can be done.
Mayim describes the beauty, simplicity, and purposefulness of attachment parenting, and how it has become the guiding principle for her family. Much more than a simple how-to parenting guide, Beyond the Sling shows us that the core principles underlying attachment parenting are universal and can be appreciated no matter how you decide to raise your child.
George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People
In recent weeks, West has claimed he "loves" the current US president, called him "brother" and shared photos of himself wearing a Make America Great Again hat signed by Trump. Bush in , when he said: "George Bush doesn't care about black people" in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Last week he told Buzzfeed about the disappointment he felt over West's comments, saying: "For the first time [yesterday] I thought I was done, and I went to sleep before midnight. I don't like what I'm seeing. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists?
“George Bush doesn't care about black people,” West said. The camera had not cut away in time. Millions of Americans heard his words.
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This should come as a surprise to no one with any bit of cultural awareness and familiarity with the history of the United States, particularly as it pertains to ongoing racial discrimination and systemic oppression of marginalized communities—like Bush during Katrina. Talk about patriotism!
The day after a sweeping midterm election that will have seismic implications on American politics for years to come, it's kinda weird to learn about two ex-presidents saying surprising things about rappers. But here you have it: George W. Entertainment Weekly reports via Rap Radar that Matt Lauer, in an interview to be televised soon, asked Bush about Kanye's famous statement , on a Hurricane Katrina benefit telethon, that "George Bush doesn't care about black people. Bush went on, "He called me a racist. And I didn't appreciate it then. I don't appreciate it now. It's one thing to say, 'I don't appreciate the way he's handled his business.
And why not? Last Thursday's debate was the second of the week, and predictably, it turned into a shouting contest between the 10 contestants on stage. The part of the night where one contender shines, creating the moment that everyone will go on to talk about throughout the news cycle that follows and all the way up until the next bout? I do not believe you are a racist. And I agree with you when you commit yourself to the importance of finding common ground, but I also believe — and it is personal, and it was actually very hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built their reputation and career on the segregation of race in this country. And it was not only that, but you also worked with them to oppose busing. And you know, there was a little girl in California who was a part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day.