Saturday, March 10, 2012

Win a Copy of Mayim Bialik's Book: Beyond The Sling!

A couple of months ago, I wrote to Mayim Bialik's Public Relations representative and asked if I could review Beyond The Sling Bialik's new book on Attachment Parenting, here on my blog. She was really great and sent along two copies, one for review and one for a giveaway! I even had the chance to meet Mayim at a press conference for her book, and do an interview with her. Heather and Shida you're awesome! Thanks for making that happen ladies.

Beyond the Sling is a memoir-infused book on Attachment Parenting. What I found particularly interesting about it was how Bialik talks about parenting from a biological perspective. The fact that Bialik holds a PhD in neuroscience informs the book to a great extent. She discusses how hormones play a role in the foundation of parent child bonding; for example, there are biological reasons why we are made to sleep close to our young.

In addition to the scientific truths, Bialik shares her own stories struggles as a parent.
She mainly talks about the philosophies of Attachment Parenting, one of which is "gentle discipline," approaching your child with empathy, but at the same time setting limits and clear boundaries.

I found Beyond the Sling to be conversational, informative, and a adventurous journey of a read.

Do you want to a win a copy of Mayim's book? Here's your chance!

To enter do one (or all) of the following. Each counts as an entry. Post a comment indicating which of these you've done:

1. Post a comment with what you hope to gain from reading Beyond The Sling.
2. Follow my blog.
3. Follow Mayim Bialik on Facebook
4. Share my interview with Mayim Bialik on Facebook or Twitter.
5. Follow Mayim Bialik on Twitter
6. Follow me on Twitter
7. Follow me on Facebook
8. Share this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday 3/21. Good luck everyone!


  1. I was hoping this was coming! I keep telling Yasir I want to read this. I checked my library but they don't have it. What I hope to gain from this, specifically, is some advice on parenting gently and without spanking. Lately Tahira has been such a challenge and my family keeps telling me that she needs "a good whipping" but I know it's just not for me! I guess you could say I'm struggling with my own parenting beliefs and could use a boost and reassurance that disciplining gently is beneficial for everyone!

  2. I follow your blog, obviously :)

  3. I shared your interview (I swear I was going to, anyway!)

  4. I follow you on Twitter. Woah, you have a lot of followers! I suck at Twitter!

  5. I am expecting #4, G-d willing, and would love to learn "natural parenting" ideas from one of my favorite actresses!

  6. I follow Mayim's official facebook age

  7. i follow miss mayim on twitter!

  8. I'm hoping to do a few things differently this time around, and I'd like some evidence to share with the Hubs. ;)

  9. You know I already follow you on twitter and follow your blog. Fingers crossed!

  10. Can't wait to read it! Hopefully it can provide some good tips. I read an excerpt online and it already provided good advice.

    I follow your blog, i follow Mayim on FB, i shared the interview, i follow you on FB, and i shared this contest! 6 entries please! :)

  11. So excited for this book!

    I'm a first time parent and hope to maybe read some validation/support for my parenting style..

  12. Already follow you on Twitter @samkanatzar

  13. I'd love to learn more about the Gentle Parenting aspects of her book. Also, thanks for posting your video interview. I watched 2 or 3 TV interviews she posted on her webpage, but you asked the best questions


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