Interview with

Author of "The Strange Situation: A Mother's Journey into the Science of Attachment"

Bethany Saltman

Bethany Saltman discusses where secure attachment comes from and how we create a sense of delight in the parent-child relationship.
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In this interview, author and researcher Bethany Saltman discusses

  • Where secure attachment comes from
  • The role of vulnerability and introspection in parenting
  • Her view on whether “attachment parenting” has anything to do with secure attachment
  • How our family or origin plays into our belief systems
  • The processing and healing of intergenerational patterns
  • The importance of leaning into, rather than backing away from, our discomfort around parenting

She also discusses what it means to delight in our children, and them in us — and what a critical shift this can be for our mutual well-being.

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Bethany Saltman

Bethany Saltman is an author, award-winning editor, and researcher. Her work has been seen in magazines such as The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Parents, and many others. Her first book – Strange Situation: A Mother’s Journey Into the Science of Attachment – was published in April 2020 by Random House. Bethany also works as a best-selling book coach, a communications director, and an in-demand mindfulness mentor, consulting writers and entrepreneurs at all stages of their creative process. She helps her clients envision and execute projects, from book proposals to content development and messaging to Big Ideas, and more. In 1992, Bethany graduated from Antioch College, where she was one of the architects of the nation’s first Affirmative Consent Policy. She went on to receive her M.F.A in poetry from Brooklyn College in 1994, where she studied with Allen Ginsberg. In 2020, Antioch awarded Bethany the Rebecca Rice Award for Achievement in Profession. A longtime student of Zen, Bethany is devoted to the fine art and game-changing effects of paying attention. She lives in a small town in the Catskills with her family.

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Sarah R. Moore is an internationally published writer and the founder of Dandelion Seeds Positive Parenting. You can follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram. She’s currently worldschooling her family. Her glass is half full.

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