This week, the Clueless actress participated in an episode of The Ellen Fisher Podcast where she talked about her decades-long vegan diet and attachment parenting philosophy, among other things. She may have divulged too much information by mentioning how close she is to her son Bear.
“Bear and I still sleep together,” she admitted.
But she added: “I don’t really care.”
Alicia defended her parenting method despite knowing that the remarks might land her in “trouble”.
“I’m a natural mama, and I’m a loving mama. I believe in love, I believe in nature and our society is scared of nature and love,” she said.
During her interview on the podcast, she revealed how she took a different approach to toilet training Bear.
Instead of using nappies, she said she used her intuition to know when he needed the bathroom.
After a while, she claims he was able to take himself there when he needed to go.
“There was a period of time where I was watching him naked and watching the cues,” she said.
“The cues part for me was enjoyable because I thought he was flirting with me because he would do this little smile. That’s when he had to pee.”
Silverstone added: “It’s so awesome. It’s so easy.
“When I was done feeding him, he would go to the bathroom in the toilet. When he woke up from a nap, he went to the bathroom.”
But Alicia has admitted that previously, things have occasionally gotten a little too close.
She claimed that although Bear adored her classic movie Clueless, he later realized that showing 1995 original to a child might not have been the best option.
She told Entertainment Tonight: “He saw Clueless when he was five because it was on at the Hollywood [Forever] Cemetery… Four thousand people came to see and I couldn’t pass that experience up, of watching it under the stars, pillows on the ground with rosé.
“He was so young and it’s not appropriate, I think, for a five-year-old to watch that movie… it’s all about sex and stuff, so I just realized, ‘Oops.’ But, at the time… he loved it.”
After seeing the movie, Silverstone—who played Cher Horowitz in the classic—spoke about how her son had “picked up” a new method to express her love.
She continued: “But what he really picked up [on is] he tried to kiss me, like, passionate kisses, because that’s what he saw in the movie.”
She also admitted to feeding Bear like a bird by chewing up his food and also taking baths with him.