Mayim Bialik shares her advice on raising boys in her latest book, “Dance: How to be Brave, Bold and Brilliant”
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Mayim Bialik is smart. In fact, she is so smart, that in addition to starring in the hit series “the Big Bang Theory,” she is also a neuroscientist and has a phd from the University of California in Los Angeles. Now, she shares her advice about education to the masses in a new book that draws from her experiences with raising two sons, Miles, 12, and Frederick, 9.
The 42-year-old, the author of “Girling-Up: How Strong, Smart and Spectacular,” a New York Times Best Seller takes the other side in her latest book, “Dance: How to be Brave, Bold and Brilliant,” and explained to the Houston Chronicle how she handles being a mother of two boys.
Bialik admitted that a mother of two boys, is a difficult as she struggled to her sons to be more independent.
“I’ve definitely become aware of how much I was becoming more and more affectionate as she pulled away, that is a natural thing for boys to do. It is a real exercise in patience and also the confidence that they are not going to go away, forever, and that this is part of a normal pull away.”
Bialik told the Chronicle it was obvious to her for her experiences in a book.
“After thinking about it more and realize, of course, I am trained as a scientist of both the male and the female body and as a mother of two boys, it was something that I of course had some experience,” she said.
The actress explained that her books are not necessarily about the empowerment of girls or boys, or the education of their parents, but about the increase of each of the sexes, and the understanding of the psychological aspects of both.
“I think a girl has its own set of pressure, which is very different from that of the boys,” Bialik said. “A lot of the mixed messages girls get more about the appearance. ‘You are perfect as you are,’ except that each image in the media indicating that you’re not.
“Whereas with guys, the posts are what kind of emotional processing guys have to do or not to do. They are sensitive but not too sensitive and aggressive but not too aggressive? I think it’s just different,” she added.
The process of the upbringing of children is certainly a challenge, and there are many guides that are available to assist in the journey along the way. Bialik is not claim to have all the answers and even admits that her inspiration comes from other verses and also her experiences with her own children and to rely on friends who have older children, give a few tips.