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.
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.
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.
Some people attend parenting and birth preparation classes. Often it is not just expecting mothers but expecting fathers who take the time to prepare for a new baby. In the case of Bialik, like everything, the actress’s parenting regime takes things to a whole new level. In the Bialik household, it is not only fathers and mothers who need to understand the mechanisms of labor and accept the new baby, but also other children.
With Bialik’s first son, the first video Miles Roosevelt Bialik Stone watched was a birth video. He also was present when Bialik went into labor with her second son, Frederick Herschel. Though Bialik’s parenting approach is unconventional, when her sons become fathers, they, at least, will be prepared for when their partners start having contractions.
One of the core philosophies making up Mayim Bialik’s approach to parenting is actually one that has been around for quite some time. Though the concept goes back to the post-war period, it was only during the 1990s that guidebooks and parenting manuals were released on the subject. The central idea of attachment parenting is for the mother to form a strong bond and emotional connection with the baby.
This means mothers spend a lot of time with their young. When Bialik first heard the concept of attachment parenting, she thought it was for people who had taken leave of their senses. However, slowly she came not only round to the concept, but has also become a great proponent and advocate for this style of parenting.