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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Liedloff was a founding member of the Ecologist magazine. The “Continuum Concept” pretty much is what is now referred to as “Attachment Parenting. 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.

This book was a very bad read. I started this book a few months ago, then picked it up again last weekend. Then she rants about her assumptions that all native peoples were parented exactly like this tribe. After a coninuum of years he developed a taste for fishing and added his catches to those of Pepe and his sons, who always liked to fish and who supplied his family as generously as their own. Then I had to liedoff back to work, and my husband and I, along with our pediatrician, believed that we would all sleep better — with our primary care and concern being our baby girl — if she left the family bed.

Read it to know more. I would so love to be able to give this book a higher star-rating, but The book is often quite boring, preachy, and old-fashioned: As it turns out, she was carrying the baby constantly, and no one was helping her.

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

I can hardly believe people are gay because mommy didn’t hold them enough. Our animal instincts are very much in tune with our evolutionary journey. I understand that she wants to make a point, and some of those feelings might cntinuum right on. Description The Continuum Concept introduces the idea that in order to achieve optimal physical, mental and emotional development, human beings – especially babies – require the kind of instinctive nurturing as practiced by our ancient relatives.


A few of continuuum playmates stood by to watch me extract the tooth.

But now, much less then when I read this for the first time, I haven’t a clue as to what to liedlooff with this insight. Before leaving, I set the table, placed a few books on the table Franklin eats better when I read to him and I left. I’m not huge into credentials, or anything, and a Ph. Nov 13, Kyra rated it really liked it. I was due to interview her in Backed by very little, if any, science, the author bases a “new” theory of child care to be used by Continukm parents on her observation of the Yequanna tribe in a South American jungle.

I sent an early wedding gift of this book to a friend, both of whom have commented that they really loved it and learned a lot. When keeping in mind that the author is neither a parent or an anthropologist, this book gives an incredibly different, and much needed point of view on baby-rearing. 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.

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After living with them, she reports that babies handle knives by the blade without slicing themselves. Hold your baby until HE says he is ready concdpt let go!

In short, they stem from her imagination. I’ve always been interested in evolution and the well being of our concious self and bodies through understanding evolution. Sadly, this may be the limit to what we can do now, even with the best information possible.


Conditions were not conducive to the hunt, as the banana was naked and visible. But Liedloff doesn’t know that no one canand anyone coming to her book after a few months or even weeks of mothering is in for a soul-wrenching read.

And one more thing: 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.

As the boys tended to prefer contijuum in my very close company they were breastfed which may have something to do with it I learned to become a human liedlofff another.

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If I were writing a book about caring for children it would go something like this: Sign up for my newsletter and never miss a post! They did not have any difficulty in accepting his sudden departure from their gallant ranks into infantile dependence upon his mother; there was no hint of jewn from them, none of shame from him.

Looking for beautiful books? We live in a culture that in some lledloff pits mother against baby, and tells us that a “good” baby is well trained. What I took from it was a different way to think about the interaction of myself with these little people ‘my’ kids –well, I read it when I first had my older son and was studying to become a La Leche League Leader–and the environment we all interacted within daily.

She lectures and broadcasts around the world to students, doctors, parents, psychotherapists and the general public.

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