Mayim Bialik put herself “out there” by sharing her attachment parenting practices (she’s even written a book on the subject). The actress has had a positive impact on many moms, but also realizes the ridicule and negativity that comes with being so open about her life since she’s in the public eye.
Mayim shares, “If I’m talking to girlfriends, if I’m talking to random people, and we’re talking about parenting, I tell them what works for me and why. But a lot of people want to ask me things so that they can fight with me. And just because I’m a public person, who happened to have breastfed and slept with her kids, that doesn’t mean that I want to fight with you on the street or in the supermarket. So, I think you have to be really careful to understand why people want to know what they want to know.”
She has also been open about her painful divorce from her husband of nearly 10 years, Michael Stone. She shares that they’re doing all they can to make things okay for their sons, Miles, 7, and Fred, 4. “The development of their brains and their psyche and their place in the world is very complicated and nothing is unimportant to them, so I think both their dad and I sort of always govern by that, you know. Everything matters about every interaction, being very clear, keeping communication lines open.”
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