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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I defintly don’t start to talk about her explanations about homosexuality 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. We are so far removed from the tribal Yequana life that we often feel contihuum lack of joy is inevitable in our world.

For an infant, these include such experiences as Parts made me want to throw the book across the room and throttle Ms. I have heard vague stirrings about how babies should be kept in a sling, and have known that normal babies slept with the parents during most of human history but Liedloff spells out the rest of it so clearly and shows how this has affected our mental and physical and spiritual health as a species more clearly than I had thought it through.

And although I was exhausted most of the time throughout that first year, jean’s words motivated me to stay true to that inner wisdom.

5 Reasons Why the Continuum Concept is Misunderstood

I understand that she wants to make a point, and some of those feelings might be right on. Her own cultural bias is apparent in her assumption that homosexuality is a pathology and the assumption of the existence of “God”. His explorations of the wide world are counterpointed and reinforced by his resort to her and by his sense of her constancy while he is away. My subjective opinion note my qualification!

That said, to illustrate: I am also not very fond of her “natural” role models, where boys are out and about hunting, gathering and building while girls are contempt with doing house chores, serving the adults and playing with the youngsters. The pain must have been excruciating.


Just because much of the book co I really enjoyed this book, for the first half. My fav quotes not a review: This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Among the Yequana, I watched uneasily as one creeper rushed up and stopped at the edge of a pit five feet deep that had been dug for mud to make walls. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

Their sense of rightness is not suffocated by contact with school systems, corporate systems, religious systems, or greedy, exploitive, dishonest people. Throughout the entire book there was only one citation.

5 Reasons Why the Continuum Concept is Misunderstood – Joanna Steven

I’m sure it’s much easier to carry your baby all day every day when you have someone else to help you do the housework and cooking. Again, something Continuum mothers understand intuitively, yet fail to return to when joy disappears from their life. Sadly, this may be the limit to what we can do now, even with the best information possible.

The way we become parents and raise babies in our culture is historically quite strange and I think we would do ourselves all some good if we took some of the principles of this book to heart. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. 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.

I packed both of my babies until they were crawling, and co-slept for about six months before introducing the crib, and so far, have observed nothing that refutes the argument. Some of the claims of the author have since been shown to be true by research, however others contradict the findings of research. The author’s singular observation of a south American tribe in the jungle suffices. Liedloff observed that the misery of civilized people began shortly after birth, when the newborn was immediately carried away from its mother, placed in a crib in the nursery, and left to scream.

It may be time to admit we fucked up, close down jan mines and the factories, and start over. There were certainly several parts of her book that my “motherly instinct” just flat out rejected. What bothers me with our current development in politic and economy is, that mothers and their children are drifting apart more and more nowadays, mostly because she must to support the family.


The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost

She foes on throughout her childhood taking care of babies whenever she can, in her own family or among her neighbors, and by the time she marries. After her fifth trip to Venezuela, she decided to write The Continuum Concept, which was published in and liedloft translated into more than two dozen languages.

Now with my 2nd child, I see adults every day.

To avoid this, whenever you feel unhappy as a parent, think about what it causing you trouble. I am a babywearer, and my daughter spent her first four months in my bed and in-arms. She narrats her opinions and I knew that from the conttinuum. I’d be embarrassed to admit to the Indians that our women don’t know how to take care of their children until they read instructions written in a book by a man they’ve never met.

It’s important to warn and explain dangers to a young human, they aren’t born with experiences. So I give her book four stars for the impact it’s had on my life and early mothering. Tall, blonde, beautiful jesn dressed in a leopardskin-patterned bikini, she cut an incongruous figure in the jungle. They instinctively want to fit in and please their parents. Most of her insights seem to derive from personal revelation rather than scientific method. Every child is completely different and you are always flying by the ledloff of your pants.

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If she left it alone or set it down it would cry and bring predators. Create a routine, like mentioned in 1. Immediate placement, after birth, in their mothers’ arms: Mar 22, Richard Reese rated liedlofg it was amazing.

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