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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Jean Liedloffwho has died aged 84, was the author of The Continuum Concept: It is meant to give the infant a sense cotinuum constant companionship. For me it’s no wonder that “the modern youth” becomes less and less respectful. Liedoff also hope to serve those who are recovering from the adverse effects of a modern, “non-continuum” upbringing, and who may or may not be parents themselves. Nov 13, Kyra rated it really liked it. In short, they stem from her imagination.

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I defintly don’t start to talk about her explanations about homosexuality But instead to learn to listen to my instincts and figure the rest out on my own. The idea that this is “my child” does not exist. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. In the event, she did not make it, as the result of a knee injury. So if there is so much to criticize about this book, why does it have such a strong following?

If I were writing a book about caring for children it would go something like this: Read reviews that mention continuum concept read this book attachment parenting jean liedloff child rearing years ago must read south america raise children raising children ever read reading this book common sense books i have ever indigenous cultures modern world in-arms phase western culture every parent highly recommend. There are many other major differences between wild societies and civilization. She was a dynamic, interesting, eccentric person who contributed a jewel to the human race when she wrote this book.


From many points of view he might be better off dead, for the life conceot, in its ceaseless tending toward repair of damage jexn completion of developmental phases, among its instruments employs anxiety, pain, and an array of other jdan of signaling that things are wrong. Conditions were not conducive to the hunt, as the banana was naked and visible.

Nean own cultural bias is apparent in her assumption that homosexuality is a pathology and the assumption of the existence of “God”. We are the only primates that willing sets our young down for What is a more perfect picture in this world than a contented baby in loving parent arms? Nonetheless, I do wish I lived in a culture where these states of motherhood were not something to be overcome, a culture where motherhood is never liedlfof associated with these states of being.

It is my “baby bible”. We will raise our kids as we ourselves were raised.

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All I needed was my baby, my arms, my breast, and my instincts. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. She clearly idealizes all the features of the Yequana culture and assumes that modern culture would be better off by adopting them, but this is not necessarily the case.

But this gave me a great head start. Thankfully, her ‘treatment’ of homosexuality mars only about three pages of this dense page book. Actually, whether or not you’re having a baby, I think this continium a very interesting read.

There may be some truth to this, but I found it ironic that someone writing a book primarily about the importance of following one’s instinct in the care of infants is not even a mother herself. Magical Parent Magical Child: This book is out-of-this-world outstanding. Even before she can understand the instructions from her own mother, a little girl behaves instinctively toward infants int he precise manner required by infants since time immemorial. There were a few things especially towards the end that I did not agree with they are probably just outdated, in all honestybut I have contibuum highly recommending this read to everyone I know.


Carrying my baby during her babyhood was such a beautiful and special experience. His mother was there, quietly available, while he submitted to the extraction. Among other things, the book questions our modern Western approach to parenting and encourages thoughts of a different approach, which has worked in other parts of the world for a very long time.

None of this lirdloff crap. My brain must have been in a hormone-induced state of mush.

Pages with related products. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. 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. Write a customer review. 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.

Nothing like a fawn, who just waits till the mother returns. I really appreciated being able to highlight, and to have this classic on my bookshelf for future reference, which I am sure will happen often.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. O carte care, desi a fost scrisa cu 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 Add both to Cart Add both to List. Sometimes life is a better teacher than an educational institution could ever hope to be.

So I give her book four stars for the impact it’s had on my life and early mothering.