ControversialAlicia Silverstone and her 11-year-old son create scandal
The actress says she and her son sleep in the same bed. Revelations that provoke the ire of Internet users and the medical profession.
“Bear and I always sleep together, revealed Alicia Silverstone, in The Ellen Fisher podcast, on July 19. I know I’m going to have problems saying it, but I don’t care.
The 45-year-old American actress, who had already hit the headlines in 2012 by confessing that she pre-chewed the food of her then 1-year-old son, provoked strong reactions. “Really weird, get help for you and your son,” commented a user under the YouTube video of the podcast. “The cliché of the overprotective mother, adds another. Let your son be independent and become a man”.
“My son is not dependent on me, quite the contrary,” says Alicia Silverstone who, in her 2014 book “The Kind Mama”, compared putting a baby to sleep in a bassinet to an act of neglect. . “If you were in nature and you let your baby sleep away from you, he would get eaten,” she adds.
Potential attachment issues
A statement that made some specialists in the medical profession jump, like the American parenting counselor and psychologist Reena B. Patel, interviewed by the DailyMail. “Bear is past the acceptable age to still sleep in his mother’s bed,” she criticizes. And what would this age limit be, according to her? “When a child starts to wonder about different genders, hits puberty, or feels embarrassed, that’s the time to stop,” she replies.
Sharing your bed for too long with your children could also cause attachment disorders and strong dependence in their future relationships.