Teaser Tuesday Again!
Now that Locus Focus is back, I'm trying to see how many other memes I can squeeze into May.
Teaser Tuesday was never one of my favourites, but I did like personalising the basic challenge to find two sentences from a book by trying to find two "legs" that a book could walk around on if it needed to introduce itself to new people. (Get it? =P) Since this isn't easy to do with every book, I made myself wait for books which also had legs on their covers. Preferably two legs.
Mary Ainsworth was fascinated by the way in which children's exploratory drive--their ability to play and learn--could be aroused or stifled by their mother's presence or departure.
She found that having an attachment figure in the room was enough to allow a child to go out into a previously unknown environment and explore with confidence.
As you can see, Attached by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller doesn't have two legs; but I figured that two magnets were good enough. =) And the two sentences I picked are definitely great legs for the whole book.
The emotional needs of babies may seem to be an odd cornerstone for a book on adult relationships, but I think it makes great sense. And I was personally more open to what the authors had to say about adult attachment after they explained that it was based on the mother-child bond.
That sounds a bit Freudian, doesn't it? LOL! Well, I don't think that it is, but I'm no expert. =P I do know that the significance of the relationship between a mother and her baby was evident long before anyone started doing controlled attachment studies.
Finally, it's chuffing, to say the least, to see how many of my posts of the month are "coincidentally" fitting the May Is for Mothers theme that I didn't really plan in advance.
* * * * *
If you're looking for another meme to try, you're welcome to write something for Locus Focus on Saturday. This feature lets us share the settings that we loved with others. I'm excited whenever anyone leaves the link to his own Locus Focus post in my combox, and I make it a point to read and comment on them all! =)
Image Source: Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller