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. 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. 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.

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Retrieved from ” https: Or how hean it is that the girls’ in the indigenous cultures greatest joy stems from the I first read this book seven years ago, as a new mom, and just reread it for book group.

And if you do it right, you don’t have to ruin your back.

The symptoms of our illness are numerous and easy to see. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. That said, to illustrate: Their sense of rightness is not suffocated by contact with school systems, corporate systems, religious systems, or greedy, exploitive, dishonest people. The more she learned about the Yequana people, the more she grew disdainful of childcare experts in the west: 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.

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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. A lot of her teachings find themselves proven true today. While interesting to think about as a hypothesis or possibility, they don’t have much value beyond the speculative. Everyone in the world needs to read it, not just mamas. I read this book during my last trimester for the first time, and all of the sudden everything kind of made sense, and I didn’t feel like I needed to worry so much anymore.

While I can understand how other reviewers might see Liedoff’s writing as uncited, I do believe as a first-time mom that this book helped me trust the instincts knew I had. The author’s lieeloff the stone age Yuqana tribe instinctively know how modern society should raise their children is at best naive, at worst misanthropic. Cribs and full-time schools are the worst invention of First world’s society This is like the 20th copy of this book I have bought. There is great interest in what everyone does, but no impulse to influence–let alone coerce–anyone.


No one fussed but everyone understood. Humans are naturally kind, cooperative, and happy. Unattended, or, more often, at the periphery of attention of a group of children playing with the same lack of respect for the pit, he took charge of his own relationships to all the surrounding possibilities.

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So take Liedloff with a giant grain of salt. If you use your brain and have gathered just a little knowledge or experience on your own, you’ll find your path. Unlike anything out there, and I’m grateful to have the privilege of reading it. If there is ever physical or mental illness, war or revenge, hunger, hatred, ignorance or dysfunction among the Yequana, the author seems to have overlooked it.

I had seen her with the women and girls, playing as they grated manioc in ejan trough. He was sent to school, learned to read and write, and was reared as a Venezuelan. Once I figured this out my back has stopped going out and is completely fine. The Indians, on the other hand, raised their children in accordance with ancient instincts — a specific sequence of normal developmental experiences that Liedloff called the human continuum.

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Not only do I think this is not healthy for the baby or the parent-child bond, but anyone who has ever had a baby can tell you it’s not realistic. While offering no resistance to my scraping the wound with his hunting knife, he wept without any sign of restraint on his wife’s lap. What I really love is that Jean is also considering nean adult care taker, who shouldn’t give up his life but instead include that child in his work- and social life.


Take the best and leave the rest. Definitely work buying, borrowing, or otherwise finding a way to read! I am a babywearer, and my daughter spent her first four months in my bed and in-arms. Where did those last negative reviews come from? We all come through it, find ways liedlofff cope, rearrange our lives and psyches and eventually sort out our lives again. A History of American Childhood. Our customer reviews I truly believe that any parents-to-be should read this book.

First of all, I am appalled at the state of mind I must have been in when I first read it, cause boy did I swallow it hook, line, and sinker.

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For a while she lived in London, where she lectured on The Continuum Concept. I really enjoyed reading this book.

From many points of view he might be better off dead, for the life force, in its ceaseless tending toward repair of damage and completion of developmental phases, among its instruments employs anxiety, pain, and an array of other ways of signaling that things are wrong. I can hardly believe people are gay because mommy didn’t hold them enough. May 08, Michelle rated it did not like it.

While studies have indeed shown that more parental touch during the formative years leads to less stress in adulthood, where are the studies backing up her claim that a deficit of parental love is the root of drug addiction and homosexuality?

Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from April I’m thankful that Liedoff has shared her experience and observations with us. I haven’t felt so strongly about a book in awhile, but again I’m not a mother so its from a different perspective.