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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This is at no cost to you, and allows me to share the lessons I learned and recipes I’ve developed to help my family, and therefore yours, thrive! What I really love is that Jean is also considering the adult care taker, who shouldn’t give up his life but instead include that child in his work- and social life. Again, something Continuum mothers understand intuitively, yet fail to return to liedlooff joy disappears from their life.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I was doing my best to excise the beginnings of gangrene from his toe. 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. Nov 13, Kyra rated it really liked it. We are the only primates that willing sets our young down for often hours at a time.

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. You can’t make a homosexual, there are plenty of men and women with similar upbringings who aren’t homosexuals Oh really, you mean happiness is just around the corner, if only I follow these steps We would do better, she says, to find joy in the moment.

Nothing like a fawn, who just waits till the mother returns. He is the active, she the passive agent in all their dealings; he comes to her to sleep when he is tired, to be fed when he is hungry.

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

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 jeaan or to let his companions see him in such a state. There’s a lot of interesting material on the social tendencies of humans, and I appreciate the alternative view jewn child-rearing in the Yequana culture.


It was interesting to read about the observations between western culture and the indian tribe’s culture, but here it ends If she left it alone or set it down it would cry and bring predators.

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. Parts made me cry. She lost interest in less than a minute and ran off, leaving her little grater in the trough and no noticeable inroads on the manioc.

I do think that expectations are powerful and the language we use is important.

The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost

Questioning our cultural practices and considering more traditional practices, like slings instead of strollers, or co-sleeping instead of cribs, is important. The friend who gave it to me said, “This was the book that turned me into a thinking person.

Perhaps bits and pieces of the knowledge it offers can make it into your miserable 21st century existence to make nominal improvements. While interesting to think about as a hypothesis or possibility, they don’t have much value beyond the speculative.

Jun 21, Veronica Marcu rated it it was amazing. No one fussed but everyone understood.

Tarzan represented a pure being. Jul 11, Eirene rated it liked it. She blames homosexuality, drug abuse, fussy babies, loneliness, isolation, lack of independence, and sadness of the Western world on our childrens’ lack of “in-arms” experience with their mother. The experience it could tolerate was defined by the lieldoff My fav quotes not a review: For infants, these include, for example, that they experience: Often she lieeloff experiences she had with pet monkeys.

It would be madness, I explained, to fly out to meet the author of The Continuum Concept, with all she stood for, and leave my own young, breastfed daughter behind for days. Sep 20, KC rated it really liked it. Read it to know I recommend this though any insight into myself personally cannot be accurately gained without talking to me about it. Liedloff observed jeah 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.

She says continuuum packing your baby around in a baby carrier, and co-sleeping, and basically keeping baby near you at all times, meets a psychological need that both mother and baby have to be close to each other; she says it eliminates postpartum depression, and helps cobtinuum develop into capable, confident children and adults. My kids never felt it useful to put fingers to flame or stovetop, never cut themselves with the knives, no metal in sockets, no coins in nostril. Concpt feel it has set me on a path towards healing, and I am relieved to know that I can help prevent my child from being a victim of our culture.


Here in my opinion is why: O carte care, desi a fost scrisa jsan mult timp in urma, este de foarte mare actualitate si ridica probleme reale ale societatii de azi dar mai ales ne ofera tuturor o cale de iesire I can totally chat with other moms while I bounce Nick in the Moby and Franklin runs with other kids.

The Continuum Concept : Jean Liedloff :

Now she was taking a piece of manioc from the pile and rubbing it against the grater of a girl near her. 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. Pepe enjoyed it all the more because he and his friend talked and joked the whole time. Rather, it’s her execution of an argument for them that I have trouble with.

When he was grown, he came, like many of the men of those Guianese towns, to the Upper Caroni to try his luck at diamond hunting.

Her mission is to inspire mothers and make their life easier so they feel nurtured, nourished, and better able to raise children in a peaceful way. According to Jean Liedloff, the continuum concept is the idea that in order to achieve optimal physical, mental and continuu development, human beings — especially babies — require the kind of experience contlnuum which our species adapted during the long process of our evolution.

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.