If you're my age, you'll remember Mayim Balik from the TV show Blossom. More recently she is known from The Big Bang Theory. Outside of acting, Mayim is also becoming well known for being an attachment parenting and EC advocate, and has recently released a book entitled Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children The Attachment Parenting Way.
Mayim writes in a warm and inviting tone and the book is a real joy to read from start to finish. With a PhD in Neuroscience who studied the hormones of attachment and human bonding, Mayim is able to show that attachment parenting not only feels intuitively right for most of us, but it has support in science as well.
There are chapters on breastfeeding, co-sleeping, constant holding and elimination communication as well as consumerism and toys, medical intervention and gentle discipline. She also addresses mommy needs and keeping your partner relationship strong, areas that often get neglected and are often seen to be in conflict with attachment parenting.
I loved this book so much that I've decided to give away a copy of it at the end of the month to one lucky customer. All orders over $25 (before shipping) on our website this month (April 2012) will automatically be entered into the draw for the book on May 1.
We also have copies of the book available for sale as well, if you just can't wait to read it! :)