ST. LOUIS, Missouri. We often hear about celebrity divorces in the gossip columns and magazines, but it’s rare that divorced celebrities share the lessons they’ve learned from their divorce. Mayim Bialik is most well-known for being the star of Blossom. Today, she’s a neuroscientist and a divorced mom. She recently released a video sharing insights she’s gained by being a co-parent with her ex. Bialik’s parenting story is unique.
According to Time, Bialik gained attention for being a proponent of “attachment parenting.” With attachment parenting, parents prioritize a close connection with the children. According to WebMD, even tantrums are seen as attempts of the child to communicate with the parent. During the child’s earliest years, attachment parents maximize skin to skin contact and touch with the children, advocating for constant presence of the parent. Some parents sleep in the same bed with their children, a move which some critics believe leads to disconnection between the adults in the marriage.
Mayim Bialik recently released a video about her insights regarding co-parenting after divorce. In the video, Bialik discusses the new relationship she has forged with her ex, offering insights into her own struggles as a co-parent. Bialik notes that she and her ex will celebrate holidays together because it keeps the family united and she believes it’s in the best interests of her children. Bialik also notes that she works to maintain a strong connection to her ex’s family—because her ex’s family is her children’s family. Bialik also noted the importance of avoiding talking badly about an ex. This is generally good advice. Research has found that negative talk about another parent can be as harmful or more harmful than a parent talking negatively about a child.
So, if you’re planning on getting divorced, what can you do to care for your children and make the transition easier for everyone in your family? It is important to remember that what works for one family may not always work for another. You’ll want to take the time to work out a co-parenting solution that works for your family.
First of all, consider speaking to a qualified family attorney, like the Behrens Law Firm, L.L.C. in St. Louis, Missouri. Our firm can take the time to understand your family’s unique needs and circumstances and help you draft a parenting plan and child custody arrangement that is in the best interests of your children. Making custody decisions can be difficult—often the most difficult decisions you’ll make in your divorce. Having a professional by your side as you navigate the personal and emotional challenges of divorce can be beneficial.
Next, take some time for yourself. Before making critical decisions about where your children will live and how custody will be arranged, make sure that you and your family have received counseling and have worked out the difficult feelings that accompany divorce. You don’t want to bring anger to the table when drafting a co-parenting agreement. It won’t benefit you and it won’t help your children.
The Behrens Law Firm, L.L.C. is here for you. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you navigate the challenges of getting divorced.
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