Most of us can be accused of overusing niceties and polite phrases. Good manners just seem to make the world more pleasant. One of the more unconventional aspects of Bialik’s parenting ethos is to not teach her children these niceties or pleasantries. So, that’s right, you won’t be hearing Miles Roosevelt Bialik Stone or his younger brother saying “please” and “thank you” very often.
Bialik took this stance against niceties because she believes they are so overused that they lose their meaning. The actress instead tried to encourage her children to carefully choose their words so they could express themselves more clearly. One thing the Bialik Stone kids must have is a colorful vocabulary. There are only so many ways you can say “please” and “thank you.”
No Vacation Blues
Divorce can be hard on families and one of the most difficult periods for children from divorced homes can be vacation periods. However, vacation periods are not a problem for Mayim Balik. Though Bialik and her ex-husband, Michael Stone, ended their 10-year marriage in 2013, the couple continues to spend vacations as a family.
We can say that there are no vacation blues in this family, especially as the Bialik/Stone family even travel abroad together. Their divorce must have ended on friendly terms because we can’t see family vacations working for all divorced parents. For those who experienced brutal divorces, family vacations would not be pretty. We only wonder what Bialik and Stone’s romantic partners think of this. And more importantly, do they get to tag along?
No Baby Language
Every now and then, you get those parents and adults who refuse to see children as children and talk to them as if they were adults. Children are little adults after all. At least, the host of “Jeopardy” seems to think so. Bialik raised her children without baby language and the cute baby voice that accompanies it.
Of course, the actress is only human after all and the cuteness of children gets to us all, so every now and then Bialik would slip into baby talk. However, the actress would catch herself doing it, snap out of it, and revert to talking to them as adults. For the rest of us, we simply cannot resist baby talk and the cute baby voice.
Family for Sustainability
Mayim Bialik’s parenting ethos has drawn the actress a lot of attention – and a lot of negative attention. And though most parents would hesitate to follow all these rules, there is probably one principle most Gen-X and Millennial parents would fully endorse – raising children to have a sustainability mindset. Bialik has brought up her sons to prioritize sustainability.
The actress has instilled values that get her family to reduce their carbon footprint. This means recycling, conserving water, using cloth and reusable napkins, bottles, and containers, and using public transportation – you can find pics of the actress and co on subways. In Bialik’s home, there is also composting and gardening to do which are other ways that her family reduce their carbon footprint.
It is hardly unexpected that the actress who chose not to use any painkillers during labor is not keen on medicine. There are probably few things more painful than child labor, so the actress is tough! Apparently, Bialik expects her family members to be equally tough. That’s right – there are no painkillers in Bialik’s house. Growing up, her sons were not given medication of any kind.
Even if they caught a nasty cold, they still got no medication. Nor their annual Flu shot. Bialik thinks our bodies are perfectly capable of fighting off viruses and infections. She thinks if we medicate ourselves, we interfere with our natural ability to fight sickness. While some parents are tough, few are tougher than Bialik. Even her sons’ immune systems have to toughen up.