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 give it away to friends who are expecting babies, and tell them that if they read this book, they will never have to buy another book on raising children. We still go through all of the normal difficulties of a young human being coming into her own emotions etc.

To my civilized view, he seemed a master of keeping his feelings to himself, and I therefore expected that in the present situation he would be making a terrific effort not to cry or to let his companions see him in such a state. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Knowing this was felt very liberating. Most find it oppressively difficult. The more she learned about the Yequana people, the more she grew disdainful of childcare experts in the west: The author spent some years with a tribe of Brazilian natives, and makes all of her conclusions based on her observations there.

Interestingly, the other children regarded him without emotion; the idea of aggressiveness was so foreign to them that they took it as though they had been struck by a tree branch or from some other natural cause; they never dreamed of striking back, and went on about their games without even excluding Wididi.

Books by Jean Iledloff. Author Jean Uean spent two and-a-half years in the jungle deep in the heart of South America living with indigenous tribes and was astounded at how differently children are raised outside the Western world.

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And although I was exhausted most of the 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. ckntinuum


The Continuum Concept : Jean Liedloff :

The insights in this book are invaluable when forging your own parental style, one that frees the mother to pursue her own needs conceept at the same time giving the baby what he needs as well. Describes the cause of all liefloff unhappiness. But until that day when “studies show” I feel like these are principles worth applying, just because they feel right in your gut.

The symptoms of our illness are numerous and easy to see. The author’s belief the stone age Yuqana tribe instinctively know contiuum modern society should raise their children is at best naive, at worst misanthropic. To give either more or less assistance than he genuinely needs tends to defeat that purpose. After reading this book, and others like it, I decided to carry my baby ‘babywearing” through my little girl’s babyhood, and cosleep etc.

Welcome to civilization, Bubba! With the inattentiveness of an animal grazing at the edge of a cliff, cincept would tumble to a sitting position, as often as not facing away from the pit.

Parts made me scoff. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Start reading The Continuum Concept on your Kindle in under a minute. Two things I did not like: Her book is based on her experiences while living with the Yequana, and discusses in particular their style of child-rearing and its fundamental effect on their later lives. According to Liedloff, in order to achieve this level conttinuum development, young humans—especially babies—require the kind of experience to which our species adapted during the long process of our evolution by natural selection.

Just keep on loving them.

Liedloff explored this question in her book, The Continuum Concept. Liedloff’s premise is that babies who are unconditionally and constantly held and who participate, albeit passively from their mother’s arms, in the world around them grow up to be happier and more secure people.

Everything I had seen about motherhood looked so commercial and high tech, and miserable. Table of contents How my ideas were so radically changed; the continuum concept; the beginning of life; growing up; deprivation of essential experiences; conceptt putting continuum principles back to work.


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The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost

Definitely work buying, borrowing, or otherwise finding a way to read! Children need no parenting, they will merely follow the example of adults and older children and raise themselves. The experience demolished ocncept 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, concep 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.

If my sister and I were talking at night when we were supposed to be asleep, she would open the door and peer in at us with this hurt, disappointed expression, and then close it again. She claims that the natural state of the Yequana is happiness, a primary example being that they do not have a word for “work” and they enjoy everything they do. There are cushions for the overly fearful, but I’m pretty confident that you would never kill your baby by sleeping next to it.

Then she rants about her assumptions that all native peoples were parented exactly like this tribe. It is perfect and could not have been written better.

She presents us with compelling descriptions of both ways of life, and these fit nicely with studies done by many others. So with that in mind Continuum Concept parenting and Attachment Parenting are not the same thing, but there is some overlap. I mean, look at them, they are little maggots with fidgeting arms, who even cry.

It seems that sometimes the simplest and most obvious solution is also the most right one.

I haven’t felt so strongly about a book in awhile, but again I’m not a mother so its from a different perspective.