This is one parenting rule kids would absolutely love – to not have a mother constantly on their tails. Bialik believes that parents should not nag their children endlessly. In the “Jeopardy” host’s opinion, if parents are constantly on their kids’ case about eating, doing homework and chores, sleeping, and dressing well, this creates a stressful and anxious environment for the kids.
To some mothers, it might sound impossible to get through a day without nagging their kids. The incredible part is that Bialik’s kids, Miles Roosevelt and Frederick Herschel, have matured at a quicker rate. Bialik could probably be onto something with her zero-nagging policy. Most of us know that the world would be much more pleasant if we never had someone nag us again, especially our mothers and bosses.
Affection Even for Big Kids
Since Bialik is an outspoken advocate of attachment parenting, it is hardly surprising that she feels that children and babies need a lot of love. Attachment parenting means that parents form strong bonds with their young. The way parents form such strong bonds with their children is they have a lot of physical contact with their children.
You guessed it – that means a lot of hugging, kissing, and cuddling. Attachment parenting continues even when kids get too big to cuddle and kiss. However, Bialik believes that parents should continue to show affection to their children even when they are big and all grown up. She thinks parents just have to get creative with the way they go about it with bigger kids. We’re not keen – high school is hard enough.
No Denigrating Dad
Whenever there is a scandal, affair, or divorce of a high-profile individual, the public and paparazzi are just waiting there to move in with their theories and comments. Naturally, when Mayim Bialik and Michael Stone divorced after ten years of marriage, the public with their pitchforks in hand started picking at the possible reasons for the divorce.
One of the first things critics had a go at was Bialik’s unconventional parenting methods. Despite the backlash, Bialik didn’t let their criticism get her down. A new parenting rule she has implemented since the divorce is no denigrating of Dad in her house. The actress believes trash-talking the kids’ father will be harmful to them and affect them negatively. Bialik keeps things civil towards her ex-husband, even behind his back.
It is true, there is no such word as adultsplaining, but because there is mansplaining and womansplaining, we’re pretty sure there should be a term such as adultsplaining – especially, since parents have been adultsplaining for so long. Whenever a topic becomes too difficult to discuss or seems appropriate only to discuss between adults, parents resort to sugar-coating or adultsplaining.
Or they avoid the conversation altogether. This is not the case in Bialik’s household. Since her sons were young, she has believed in being upfront and direct with them – even about the more difficult conversations. We know what those are. While most of us wish we could be that open with our children, sometimes, we would rather let children enjoy childhood for the short time that they can.
We’re pretty sure that plenty of women will disagree with this one, but Bialik discourages the use of painkillers during the process of child labor. The “Big Bang Theory” star is adamant about not using painkillers before and after giving birth. While that might be a bit of a difficult pill to swallow for expecting mothers – excuse the pun – the actress on both of her deliveries did not use painkillers.
The star believes that painkillers might affect birth negatively. Known as birth bonding, some mothers do not take painkillers even after birth because this might stop the mother from bonding with their babies. Though Bialik has some odd parenting rules and others that are downright painful, we can report that Bialik at the very least is not a hypocrite.