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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I had high expectations for this book, as it is an oft-mentioned title in Attachment Parenting circles and has its own following as a parenting style in and of itself. The Attachment Parenting Book: This was probably groundbreaking in the time it was written, and is still groundbreaking today for people who haven’t been exposed to ideas outside of the mainstream.

So with that in mind The symptoms of our illness are numerous and easy to see. He was sent to school, learned to read and write, and was reared as a Venezuelan.

After reading this book, and others like it, I decided to carry my baby ‘babywearing” through my cojtinuum girl’s babyhood, and cosleep etc. But I did not then understand the continuum.

The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost

Here is the most striking paragraph in the book: In fact, most people said it was wrong. How horrible that must be.

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. I haven’t felt so strongly about a book in awhile, but again I’m not a mother so its from a different perspective. Left alone the babies would chirp or howl and bring predators and she would instinctively avoid this at all costs. We are the only primates that willing sets our young down for often hours at a time.

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The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost by Jean Liedloff

That rather than the artificial moments parents tend to make as playtime, or whatnot, a time largely accomodating to parents and usually attended by hean and impatience and one that ends. I am also not very fond of her “natural” role models, where boys are out and kean hunting, gathering and building while girls are contempt with doing house chores, serving the adults and playing with the youngsters. This is one of the most influential books I’ve ever read. Write a customer review. That each implement has a task, performed calmly since you don’t need to worry what the kids are doing and with caution as necessary.


The book’s impersonation of an evidence-based anthropological study via use of big words and opaque, convoluted and sometimes cncept language is laughable. 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.

Liedlpff Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. In the end I felt like it was important not to get obsessed with the idea of having someone to tell you exactly how to do everything.

The experience demolished her Western preconceptions of how we should live and led her to a radically different vi A landmark treatise on how humanity lives versus how we should, what we’ve lost with our “progress,” and how we can reclaim our true nature Jean Liedloff, an American writer, spent two and a half years in the South American jungle living with Stone Age Indians.

She, like the little boy’s mother, was completely relaxed, not putting herself in her husband’s place at all, but serenely accessible, as he buried his face in her body when the pain was greatest or rolled his head from side to side om continum lap as he sobbed.

I didn’t even notice this before! They learn by watching you. A landmark treatise on how humanity lives versus how we should, what we’ve lost with our “progress,” iean how we can reclaim our true nature Jean Liedloff, an American writer, spent two and a half years in the South American jungle living with Stone Age Indians.

But this gave me a great head start. After watching the stone aged people and especially thier infants and comparing them to our own ridid, crying, colicky lonely infants She came to the conclusion that humans were not naturally competitive, greedy or uncooperative. Assumptions should not be promoted as facts No one made her feel her continuym was funny or a “surprise”; the women did, indeed, expect it sooner or later, as they are all familiar with the fact that children do join in the culture, though their approach and pace are dictated by individual forces within themselves.


Jean Liedloff lived with Stone Age Indians in South America for 3 years and studyed the way they raised their children and the effects this had on the childrens development. Civilization damages us in numerous ways, throughout our lives.

The author spent some years with a tribe of Brazilian natives, and makes all of her conclusions based on her observations there.

This is currently best way to get a variety of helpful answers to your parenting questions, from a “CC” perspective. By imitating the Yequana’s culture. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In the 90’s, I did phone consultations with Jean Liedloff about parenting, and when I returned to California, met with her on her conntinuum in Sausalito.

Parents had forgotten how powerful they are to young children and how easy it is to make them feel as if there is something wrong with them, even with a look. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I know plenty of moms who want to hold their babies but don’t for fear of spoiling them, and it makes me feel sad – for doncept mom who is denying herself this lovely pleasure and for the baby who just wants to be with his mom.

Most moms I know find motherhood isolating. Which is fine–it’s not a parenting book per se. A few of his playmates stood by to watch me extract the tooth.

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Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves: While I wholly support attachment parenting styles such as frequent carrying of your babymany of Liedloff’s assumptions and suggestions are naive.

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Everything I had seen about motherhood looked so conceept and high tech, and miserable.