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 idea that this is “my child” does not exist. Then, after lunch, maybe have a quiet hour. This was probably groundbreaking in the time it was written, and is still groundbreaking today for people who continyum been exposed to ideas outside of the mainstream.

Kitchen first, then dining room, then sitting room. I certainly know I will be putting much of what is discussed here into practise in a few years.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I knew that animal mother would briefly concpet the nest to pee or get a drink of water but the male be with the young or would come by with food for her or she would fast or snack quickly and stay with the babies as much as possible.

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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.

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Everywhere you hear the shouts about leaving the infant in nurseries, while that’s extremly damaging to him. Table of contents How my ideas were so radically changed; the continuum concept; the beginning of life; growing up; deprivation of essential experiences; society; putting continuum principles back to work.

Family Children Venezuela Americas obituaries. Our customer reviews I truly believe that any parents-to-be should read this book. We will raise our kids as we ourselves were raised. Jean Liedloff spent several years with native tribal people in the jungles of South America. Fortunately there are many other books available now which cover these topics and make use of more objective research methods through fields like anthropology, psychology, evolutionary biology, and neurobiology.

Another idea I liked about the book was the concept that children, like all humans, are social animals and they do what they think is expected of them.


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Her book has helped many new mothers avoid making some of the classic mistakes. This is not to say they didn’t wish to explore items like knives etc. 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. For exam I really enjoyed reading this book.

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My fav quotes not a review: According to Jean Liedloff, the continuum concept is the idea that in order to achieve optimal physical, mental and emotional development, human beings — especially babies — require the kind of experience to which our species adapted during the long process of our evolution. Unattended, or, more often, at the periphery of attention of a group of children playing with the same lack of respect liedlofff the pit, he took charge of his own relationships to all the surrounding possibilities.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Oh really, you mean happiness is just around the corner, if only I follow these steps Perhaps if we took all the land horded by the rich, tore out the useless crops concspt for export or ethanol, and had everyone plant subsistence crops, 7 billion people may have a chance of surviving concep present century.

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I see a lot of Continuum moms just drifting from contonuum to hour, not quite sure what to do, not feeling like they have time to do anything, and with totally bored children.

She seemed completely devoid of all vanity and rarely talked about herself. Maybe there is truth to them, but maybe not; there is no way of knowing. Jul 11, Eirene rated it liked it. I count myself out of this contingent and maybe that’s why I just can’t support the theories the book lays out.

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. Cesar was delighted to find Pepe did not expect him to clear a garden of his own or even help with the work in his. I haven’t felt so strongly about a book in awhile, but again I’m not a mother so its from a different perspective.

Once you begin to think more rationally about the whole situation stuff like this is unnecessary. For example, that its normal that we feed our babies until they spit up or have to burb.


Nothing like a fawn, who just waits till the mother returns. Jan 08, Shannon rated it liked it Shelves: A definition of the continuum concept itself, examples of continuum practices, and excerpts from the book.

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. The experience demolished her Western preconceptions of how we should live and led her to a radically different view of what human nature continum is. Nobody can give you instructions, which are a hundred percent true for your child, your family, your situation.

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. Lists with This Book. Having arms and being able to create slings makes it clearly even more likely that a human mother would keep her infant close during the nursing months.

So in summary I think this is a great book to open minds and get people thinking, but because it is so grotesquely subjective and unscientific, it should not be looked to in itself as a source of information or a guide to parenting practices. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. The little girl had seen the women grating as long as she could remember and immediately rubbed the nubbin up and down her board like the others.

Here is an illustrative story from early in the book: Jan 02, Kristi Weyland rated it really liked it. I have continumu 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 lieloff clearly and shows how this has affected our mental and physical and spi Once you read this book a lot of things about what we thought we knew about “human nature” become clear. What did Jean Liedloff discover?

There is wrestling, but there is no championship, only a series of matches between pairs of men. By imitating the Yequana’s culture.