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“Beyond the Sling” by Mayim Bialik (Book Review Pedcast)

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The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind


I’m always looking for interesting new parenting books and I certainly found one this time. How could I resist doing a book review of a  parenting book written by a TV actress as good as Mayim Bialik. Not only has she sheparded a great TV career, she has a PhD in neuroscience from UCLA to boot. You can imagine, I was expecting a book that was going to be exploding with wisdom and insight. Dr. Bialik is an advocate of the parenting style known as “attachment parenting”, and I was anxious to learn more about this manner of raising children. I approached her writing with an open mind but after a careful reading, I must say that I think many parents will find Mayim Bialik’s style of parenting odd at best. I will try and explain what I mean by this in the next few minutes so sit back and enjoy another installment of portable practical pediatrics. Continue reading