Mayim Bialik, the 'Big Bang Theory' co-star, is tired of critics picking fights over her choice of raising her two kids by attachment parenting. From nutrition to breastfeeding to educational practices to sleep schedules, no aspect of a child's escapes comment, argument, and sometimes vicious debate.
You probably know Mayim Bialik from "The Big Bang Theory" (or "Blossom," if you're old). But if you're a parent, you may well know her as a notable practitioner and advocate for a form of child rearing known as attachment parenting (a subject that we've reported on in the past, here and here). It's always dangerous to try to summarize anything as complicated and emotionally charged as an entire style of parenting, but loosely put, it's a philosophy that endorses a mix of practices including long-term breastfeeding, co-sleeping, and child-carrying (as opposed to stroller use) in an effort to (among other things) foster a secure, nourishing emotional bond that will last for the lifetime of the parent-child relationship.