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Mayim Bialik Parenting Style Didn't Cause Divorce

11/27/2012 05:45 pm ET | Updated Jan 29, 2013

Since "Big Bang Theory" actress Mayim Bialik announced last week that she and husband Michael Stone were divorcing after nine years of marriage, people have begun to speculate about what caused the split.

Many are wondering if Bialik's advocacy of attachment parenting -- a philosophy that promotes prolonged breastfeeding, co-sleeping and carrying babies in slings instead of pushing them in strollers -- might be to blame.

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.

Watch the video above for more on the rumors behind her divorce. Then, click through the slides below for more on attachment parenting from Bialik's book:

What Mayim Bialik Says Babies Need
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