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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Apr 25, Taylor rated it really liked it Shelves: When she is old enough to consider alternative methods, she is already a long-standing expert in baby care and does not feel there is any advantage in thinking about it. 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.
I haven’t felt so strongly about a book in awhile, but again I’m not a mother so its from a different perspective. It’s just assuming to much Her book has vontinuum many new mothers avoid making some of the classic mistakes.
But each child, each family is unique, and no mother should feel damned for making choices that work best for her family.
The evidence presented for the book’s main premise – that western traditions of raising children are damaging and a primary cause of drug abuse, homosexuality, social isolation and all manner of other societal evils – is hardly scientific. I was doing my best to excise the beginnings of gangrene from his toe by flashlight. My now 21 year old daughter is highly independent, responsible, uses good judgment most of the time and knows who she is and how to function in the world.
There were certainly several parts of her book that my “motherly instinct” just flat out rejected. She observed, most famously, the Yequana tribe of Venezuela.
My subjective opinion note my qualification! Retrieved from ” https: This book is about the happy social lives of the Yequana, a Stone Age tribe in the Venezuelan jungle, and the importance of what the author calls “the in-arms” experience.
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. Do you believe that humans are naturally evil and miserable? So you at least have one hand free, maybe two. In his progress about the compound, he did this several times a day. 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.
The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost by Jean Liedloff
Liedloff was a founding member of the Ecologist magazine. Carrying my baby during her babyhood was such a beautiful and special experience. It gives you hope for the species and it gives you something to do in regard to any mothers and infants you know right now.
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. Wild people live in wild lands filled with wild animals, and they spend most of their time outdoors. Refresh and try again.
She seemed completely devoid of all vanity and rarely talked about herself. But this gave me a great head start. This is one of the most influential books I’ve ever read. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Her basic premise can very easily be summed up: It is a must read for everyone.
Will give new parents the confidence to trust their instincts, and a great overall approach to parenting.
The Continuum Concept
The friend who gave it to me said, “This was the book that turned me into a thinking person. Jul 12, Jeaan rated it really liked it Shelves: I read this book during my last trimester for the first time, and all of the sudden everything kind of made sense, and I didn’t feel like I needed to worry so much anymore.
tye Just because much of the book cooperates with my child rearing belief, doesn’t mean that it’s good. Dec 12, Jenni rated it it was ok. There is no court, which goes after you, when your child died while she went swimming on her own.
She has not a shred of criticism for their way of life. Jeab a while she lived in London, where she lectured on The Continuum Concept. Take the best and leave the rest. But i like how she looks at a child as a young person and not Just a baby doll to dress up and coo with. I agree with much of what she says.
She offers a new understanding of how we have lost much of our natural well-being and shows us practical ways to regain it for our children and for ourselves.