logo
Instagram.com/missmayim - Getty Images
Source: Instagram.com/missmayim - Getty Images

Mayim Bialik, a Single Mom of 2, Hopes to Change People's Minds after Getting Backlash for Her Parenting Style

author
Aug 01, 2022
03:40 P.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

Mayim Bialik is an actress that also holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience. She has also advocated for more women to pursue careers in STEM. The actress now hopes to use the criticism of her parenting style as an opportunity to teach and destigmatize it.

Advertisement

Actor and scientist Mayim Bialik started acting in her teens, and her love for performing came from participating in school plays.

Bialik hoped to star in kids' commercials and act in films and TV shows; however, she did not get cast for many adverts, so she focused on acting.

Mayim Bialik in California 2012. | Source: Getty Images

Mayim Bialik in California 2012. | Source: Getty Images

Advertisement

Her first film debut was the horror film "Pumpkinhead". Bialik only had five lines in the movie, but she said she knew the first role would not be significant.

The breakout role came when Bialik was 14 years old. She landed a leading part in the sitcom "Blossom." The actress fell in love with the role instantaneously; she said,

"I read the Blossom script, and it was the first script I had ever read where I laughed out loud,"

Mayim Bialik photographed for the TV shoe Blossom in 1992. | Source: Getty Images

Mayim Bialik photographed for the TV shoe Blossom in 1992. | Source: Getty Images

Advertisement

Her journey with "Blossom" ended when she was nineteen. Instead of pursuing her acting career, Bialik followed her passion for science. The actress decided on The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to pursue her studies.

UCLA became the place where she met the man she would marry. It was in a calculus class when Bialik encountered Michael Stone, and according to Stone, the Elvis Castello t-shirt Bialik was wearing was what caught his attention.

Interestingly, Bialk said she started to love Elvis Castello when she discovered her appreciation for race cars. The actress even declared she wanted to marry a man that looked and thought like Catello.

Advertisement
Mayim Bialik with her husband Michael Stone in New York 2002. | Source: Getty Images

Mayim Bialik with her husband Michael Stone in New York 2002. | Source: Getty Images

Stone and Bialik went on to marry in 2003, and Stone, raised as a Mormon, converted to his wife's religion of Judaism. The couple expanded their family and welcomed their first son in 2005 and the second in 2008.

Advertisement

However, Stone and Bialik ended their marriage in 2012. It was a very amicable split because the two wanted to maintain a loving parental relationship for their children.

Balik also revealed she had been seeing someone new for a few years and is still enjoying keeping her relationship private.

ALL ABOUT MAYIM BIALIK ATTACHMENT PARENTING STYLE

Mayim Kialik in Beverly Hills, 2019. Source | Getty Images

Mayim Kialik in Beverly Hills, 2019. Source | Getty Images

Advertisement

Bialik was not impressed with the Times Magazine issue on attachment parenting. She felt that the magazine turned parenting into a competition of "who is the best mother."

Balik opened up about how she and her husband adapted their parenting style to their new life.

The magazine cover was titled "Are you mom enough?" with a woman breastfeeding her four-year-old son. Bialik, who has earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, has advocated for attachment parenting, which she has also proudly implemented when raising her two sons.

Mayim Kialik at Universal City, California in 2018. | Source: Getty Images

Mayim Kialik at Universal City, California in 2018. | Source: Getty Images

Advertisement

Therefore, Bialik went to Anderson Copper's show, where Rebecca Romijn joined her to clarify some misconceptions surrounding the attachment parenting style. The actress said:

"I think a lot of people hear this term and think a lot of things, that there's some attachment parenting police, that if you have a c-section, you're out.”

However, Bialik believes in this parenting style because of its psychological benefits. She said it is a style used throughout history and is natural to mammals.

Advertisement

It includes co-sleeping with your child, breastfeeding them until they independently decide not to, and essentially being with them at all times.

Romajin, who has two children, was one of the parents that feared the demands of the attachment parenting style and said it all sounds exhausting,

Additionally, one of the aspects Romajin was mainly concerned about was co-sleeping with her child. The talk show host is married to actor Jerry O'Connell and said she worried her husband would roll over and hurt the kids.

Advertisement

Copper had also added that if the sleeping technique is not done correctly, co-sleeping could lead to sudden infant death syndrome, but Bialik argued there were safe ways to sleep with your child without endangering their lives.

That was not the first time Bialik had to defend her parenting style; she had done it many times before, but one stand-out incident had made headlines.

The actress posted a picture of herself breastfeeding her three-year-old son at the subway station. Bialik had a lot of backlash from her post, so she decided to clear the air again.

Advertisement

The neuroscientist and actress guested HuffPost Live with Ricky Camilleri to discuss her role on "The Big Bang Theory," Bialik took time to address the highly criticized breastfeeding picture.

Bialik defended her post and said it was the only way she could get through the subway ride without any tantrums from her child.

Additionally, the actress declared she does not see the need to hide her kid while he eats because that would mean "you need to cover a baby drinking a bottle."

HOW MAYIM BIALIK CONTINUES HER ATTACHMENT PARENTING STYLE AFTER DIVORCE

Advertisement

Having a parenting style that requires a lot of physical presence and attention has made many curious about how Bialik and her husband maintained their attachment style after the divorce.

Firstly, Bialik admitted to her divorce being painful, she said it was not a decision she and Stone reached lightly, but they still wanted a way to continue to provide a loving home for their kids.

Advertisement

Balik opened up about how she and her husband adapted their parenting style to their new life. She said they spent significant family holidays together, stayed in contact with each other's families, and most importantly, Bialik said they never spoke ill of one another in front of the kids.

Although Bialik confessed to missing her married life, she also emphasized that divorce does not mean the end of a family; it is just the end of a "nuclear family," but the responsibilities she and her husband have to their children remain.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
info

The information in this article is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, and images contained on news.AmoMama.com, or available through news.AmoMama.com is for general information purposes only. news.AmoMama.com does not take responsibility for any action taken as a result of reading this article. Before undertaking any course of treatment please consult with your healthcare provider.

Related posts

Bruce Willis Struggled to Communicate to the Point That He Could Not Act — His Wife Became His Caregiver

June 01, 2022

Sharon Stone, 64, Reveals She 'Lost Nine Babies' — She Is a Mom of 3 despite Never Having Biological Kids

June 27, 2022

Erin Murphy AKA Tabitha from 'Bewitched' Is Now a Mom of 6 — Inside Her Life 50 Years after the Show

May 14, 2022

Jaclyn Smith Has 'Bigger' Love for Grandbabies than Her Kids — She Had 'No Words' When She Met 1ST Grandchild

July 08, 2022