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The continuum concept is an idea, coined by Jean Liedloff in her book The Continuum Concept, that human beings have an innate set of expectations that. The Continuum Concept has ratings and reviews. Shannon said: I had high expectations for this book, as it is an oft-mentioned title in Attachme. Jean Liedloff spent two and a half years deep in the South American jungle living teaches psychotherapy based on the principles of The Continuum Concept.

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The Continuum Concept

Mar 19, Sara rated it it was ok. I, however, am not, but found it very interesting and have definitely learnt a thing or two for when the time comes. Liedloff spent five months in the jungle.

The friend who gave it to me said, “This was the liedlotf that turned me into a thinking person.

She seemed completely devoid of all vanity and rarely talked about herself. It is the baby who seeks her out and shows her by his behaviour what he wants.

We all come through it, find ways to cope, rearrange our lives and psyches and eventually sort out our lives again. Lideloff play at archery without any safety rules without suffering accidents–except for the one time a boy shot his brother in the stomach, but it was only a flesh wound–and they canoe alone without conhinuum.

She modelled for a while, and wrote. Check out the top books of the year on our page Jan Books of It is difficult for us to imagine life without competition — as difficult as it is to imagine feeling right just as we are. It is a must read for everyone. In civilization, a frequent outcome of the operating of the system is constant misery.

Dec 12, Jenni rated it it was ok. Refresh and try again.

I understand that she wants to make a point, Yowza. We ckncept babies from the minute they are born, tell ourselves that their cries are OK to ignore, and set up a lifelong battle of wills between ourselves and our children when all they really want to do is follow us around and do right by us.


Those are roles, they are pushed into them simply by lidloff them they are girls or boys and than they see what men and women do. That said, to illustrate: Actually, whether or not you’re having a baby, I think this is a very interesting read.

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5 Reasons Why the Continuum Concept is Misunderstood

Classics in Child Development. In fact she is overtly anti-intellectual, stating that our overuse of intellect in the modern world has, to our detriment, taken over our natural instincts as humans.

Unhappiness in all its forms is the result. She has not a shred of criticism for their way of life. In one of her last interviews, Jean Liedloff discussed this issue of choices. I was due to interview her in After living with them, she reports that babies handle knives by the blade without slicing themselves. If she left it alone or set it down it would cry and bring predators. Sometimes life is a better teacher than an educational institution could ever hope to be. But the point is, I have a choice.

One, while the methods of the Yequana are admirable and probably for the better, they are virtually impossible to implement in our society for the simple fact that we tend to lack the benefit of living in a tribe. By imitating the Contiunum culture.

Jean Liedloff was a New Yorker who went to Europe and pursued modeling and journalism work. Their children were all well-behaved, never argued, never hit each other, never had tantrums, never suffered boredom, and were never punished by their parents. She offers a new understanding of how we have lost much of our natural well-being and shows us practical ways to regain it for our children and for ourselves.

Another big problem with this book is that all of the author’s assumptions about human nature and what is natural to our species come from her unscientific experience and observation of just one indigenous culture. Liedloff comments that the common hospital protocol of immediately separating a newborn from its mother may hormonally disrupt the mother, possibly explaining high rates of postpartum depression ; Constant carrying or physical contact with other people usually their mothers or fathers in the several months after birth, as these adults go about their day-to-day business during which the infants observe and thus learn, but also nurse, or sleep ; this forms a strong basis of personal security for infants, according to Liedloff, from which they will begin developing a healthy drive for independent exploration by eventually starting to naturally creep, and then crawl, usually at six to eight months; She calls this the “In-Arms” phase.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. She lost interest in less than a minute and ran off, leaving her little grater in the trough and no noticeable inroads on the manioc. She thinks this tribe has happy babies and all babies would be happier if they were parented this one way and there would be world peace too. Not having chlidren myself I obviously have a different point of view, but I do belive we are flawed in some of our theorys about how we raise our children.

Obviously, babies are made to be held. For exam I really enjoyed reading this book.

The Continuum Concept : Jean Liedloff :

Are you feeling lonely? But her diagnosis is primarily focused on the child-rearing process, and I lirdloff that this might be too narrow. It is perfect and could not have been written better. Book ratings by Goodreads. Our animal instincts are very much in tune with our evolutionary journey.