“Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik announced last week that she and her husband of nine years were getting divorced and of course people began speculating about the split.
Bialik, who is famous for starring in “Blossom” when she was younger, is a huge proponent of attachment parenting and has written a book and has a blog about the parenting choice.
Attachment parenting promotes breastfeeding on demand, co-sleeping, and wearing babies in slings.
“Earlier this year, Bialik published a book on the subject called “Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way.”
“But according to the former “Blossom” star, the nontraditional parenting style did not play a part in her divorce.”
” ‘The hands-on style of parenting we practice played no role in the changes that led to this decision; relationships are complicated no matter what style of parenting you choose,’ Bialik wrote in a post on her parenting blog.”
We also practiced attachment parenting and I could see how if one parent didn’t want the children in bed with them or didn’t want the mom to nurse for 18 months or two years that could cause conflict. I don’t think it caused our marriage any strife but we do have disagreements as our kids are getting older about handling discipline or problems and I could see how that could drive a wedge between parents if not worked out.
Our biggest disagreement probably when they were younger was about sleep training. I would not let a child cry it out, and Michael was feeling pretty OK about that.
Do you agree or disagree with your spouse about your parenting style? Have there ever been problems because of differences in styles?