Alicia Silverstone is making headlines as soon as once more together with her… distinctive parenting strategies!
The Clueless star has been extraordinarily vocal concerning the methods she’s rearing her son Bear. He’s being raised vegan, doesn’t should be “disciplined or yelled at”, and at age 9 was still taking baths with his mother — it’s secure to say he leads a really attention-grabbing life! And now the actress is giving us much more info on the very very shut relationship she shares together with her son.
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On Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen Fisher Podcast, the Senior 12 months actress spoke about her “attachment parenting” model as soon as once more, revealing that she and her now 11-year-old nonetheless co-sleep! She admitted:
“Bear and I still sleep together.”
Yep! She nonetheless shares a mattress together with her tween son! This comes as fairly much less of a shock than the entire “chewing up food and spitting it into his mouth” child chicken video that’s nonetheless burned in our minds from 2012… Nevertheless it’s nonetheless fairly far out from what specialists advocate!
She went on to joke about how she expects that she is going to “get in trouble” for saying that she nonetheless sleeps subsequent to her son — however rapidly added she wasn’t nervous concerning the potential backlash, declaring:
“I don’t really care.”
Now, there’s nothing mistaken with sleeping subsequent to your youngster! For some households it’s crucial and it could possibly even provide a little bit of consolation to the mother and father and kids alike. It’s not unusual for households to share a mattress for years. Each youngster is completely different and requires their very own distinctive wants.
That being stated, some research recommend that persevering with to co-sleep for too lengthy could cause issues with some key developmental milestones in formative years. Based on youngster psychologist Leonardo Rocker, persevering with to sleep within the mattress together with your child for prolonged durations of time can disrupt their improvement of “night time independence”:
“Children with night time independence are confident that they can fall asleep on their own, and know-how to comfort themselves if they are stressed or anxious around sleep — key steps in healthy emotional development.”
Nevertheless, this sleep model may also be an issue for folks! Rocker states that it could possibly trigger mother and father to expertise an absence of sleep, which in flip makes them extra “grumpy” together with their youngsters. He additionally says it could possibly have a “detrimental effect on a couple’s intimacy”. That doesn’t appear to be a priority for Alicia — whose precedence is 100% her son.
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Spilling extra on the podcast about her different unconventional strategies — which she swears work gangbusters — she mentioned the “elimination communication” she used when potty coaching Bear. She says she didn’t want diapers as a result of she realized to observe the bodily “cues” he would give her when he wanted the bathroom. She defined:
“There was a period of time where I was watching him naked and watching the cues. The cues part for me was really fun because I thought that he was flirting with me because he would do this little smile. That’s when he had to pee.”
As odd because it sounds, she says it made every little thing so much simpler for her than for some mother and father:
“It’s so awesome. It’s so easy. When I was done feeding him, he would go to the bathroom in the toilet. When he woke up from a nap, he went to the bathroom.”
Silverstone shares her son together with her ex-husband Christopher Jarecki. In the event you’re questioning how he feels about all this, effectively, she admits he initially known as the attachment parenting model “hippie s**t” — Ha! However now, she says, he loves the method!
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