Bialik addresses birth, breastfeeding, babywearing, gentle discipline, co-sleeping, elimination communication, simplicity, maintaining a sense of self once becoming a parent, and balancing work with parenthood and she does so in a style that is conversational, non-confrontational, and truly helpful. The target audience here is someone who has heard of AP, but hasn't yet read anything about it, and for them it will provide a useful introduction as they prepare for their parenting journey. There is also much that will resonate for someone who has already embraced some or all elements of AP, but is looking for some practical advice. As I transition from parenting my baby to parenting my toddler, I found Bialik's guidance to be concise, tangible, and ready to be implemented today. Her words on how to handle tantrums and conflicts over sharing, for example, really speak to where I am right now.
This book is a welcome addition to any Attachment Parenting library. Bialik provides a much needed voice: that of a mother who is currently employing the AP toolkit. She is one strong mama, and she gives us the encouragement and the support to be the same.