How are things going for "Big Bang Theory" actress Mayim Bialik since her November 2012 split from Michael Stone?
"It's going okay," she told Us Weekly at a SAG Awards pre-party on January 26. "I mean, I have to say, I give both of us a lot of credit for putting our kids first. It's not easy, but we're doing okay, so thank God."
The former "Blossom" star filed for divorce from Stone two months ago after nine years of marriage. The pair have two sons together -- Miles, 7, and Frederick, 4. Some speculated that her parenting style, attachment parenting, factored into the split -- an accusation that Bialik firmly denied on her blog.
"When you've had a 2012 like me, things can only get better," she told the magazine at the Golden Globes. "That's the glass half-full."
Click through the slides below to learn more about Bialik's take on attachment parenting from her 2012 book "Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way."
Baby Needs a Smooth Entrance: Birth
"Many women feel the following way about natural birth: "I'm going to give it a shot, but if I <em>really</em> can't stand it, I'm going to the drugs; that's what they're there for." It's a staggering disservice to women to be told to "try" having a natural birth but be given insufficient resources, education, and support to make it happen. Natural birth is not something you <em>try</em>; it's something you learn about, prepare for, and succeed by completing it."
Baby Needs Milk: Why We Breastfeed
"Breastfeeding takes getting used to, not only because it involves fluid leaving your body (sometimes at angles not predicted by Newtonian physics) but also because it is more than just a way to feed your baby. It is a lifestyle and a philosophy, and I believe that understanding it as such will allow you to make the most educated decision about breastfeeding."
Baby Needs To Be Held: How Will You Ever Get Anything Done Ever Again?
"Babies need contact with us and with our bodies. We smell familiar, we sound good, and we feel right. They want to be held close <em>to</em> us, not simply <em>next to</em> us."
Baby Needs Nighttime Parenting: Gentle Techniques and Co-sleeping
"I have never owned a crib. Or a bassinet. We have one bedroom in our house. There are two mattresses in that bedroom. They are next to each other. One is a king-size. One is a full. We all sleep together. In one big bed."
Baby Needs Potty: Elimination Communication
"How did I avoid potty-training either of my boys? Easy! Babies are <em>born </em>potty-trained; it's the parents who need the training!"
Baby Doesn't Need All That Stuff: Figuring Out the Essentials
"It is my belief -- and many parents interested in a more natural parenting style agree -- that we intuitively know how to play with our babies in their first year. In fact, you probably already posses almost everything a baby needs in that first year."
Baby Doesn't Need Unneccesary Medical Intervention: When (and When Not) to Call The Doctor
"I have used acetaminophen (found in Tylenol) maybe six times in six years. I have never given my children ibuprofen (found in Motrin and Advil). I have never administered any medication for teething pain, nor have I ever used antibiotic ointment (found in Neosporin), antihistamines (such as Benedryl), cough syrups, or steroids (as in cortisone creams)."
Baby Doesn't Need Pressure: Letting Kids Be Kids
"The distinction between encouragement and pressure is not always clear. It is certainly implicitly clear that children should be encouraged not to say to Great-Aunt-Pearl, "You smell like rotten flowers and it makes me want to throw up." But is it necessary that we insist and enforce that young children use "please" and "thank you" all of the time?
Baby Doesn't Need Punishment: Understanding Gentle Discipline
"A common misperception about gentle discipline is that it encourages and allows children to do whatever they want; that they will rule the house and become spoiled and dictatorial tyrants who held us hostage with their every whim."
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