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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Assuming we also somehow stopped and then reversed the warming of the planet we set into motion in the 20th century, tore out all the dams to restore fisheries and wetlands, got rid of all the guns and bombs since their presence makes it highly unlikely people will have the fruits of their spring and cobtinuum labor to sustain them through fall and winter— someone will always find it easier to just steal stuff if they have the means.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Now she was taking a piece of manioc from the pile and rubbing it against the grater of a girl near her.

The experience demolished her Western preconceptions of how we should live and led her to a radically different view of what human tthe really is. Our customer reviews I truly believe that any parents-to-be should read this book. Reading this made me think about the many continuuk parents have told me as their childcare provider to allow their infant to cry itself to sleep.

Everyone at Arepuchi was glad, Pepe told us, because Cesar had been growing discontented and irritable. Most moms I know find motherhood isolating.

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continium She lectures and broadcasts around the world to students, doctors, parents, psychotherapists and the general public. Interesting read but a warning to mothers – no matter how much you are doing for your kids you stand the chance of feeling pretty guilty.


Sep 19, Tucker rated it it was hhe. 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.

There are no simple solutions. Civilization damages us in numerous ways, throughout our lives.

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In his progress about the compound, he did this several times a day. It’s just assuming to much The basic idea of the continuum concept is that there is a natural way that we are all meant to develop, though civilized life has torn us away from it. But now, conceptt less then when I read this for the first time, I haven’t a clue as to what to do with this insight.

Over the course of five expeditions, she spent two and a half years living with Stone Age people. The Best Books of Her clinching Catch exhortation is based on her observation that the Yequana treat joy as something found in the moment while Western culture treats joy as a goal to be obtained in the future. Pepe enjoyed working and since Cesar did not, the arrangement suited everyone. Liedloff, then in her 80s, agreed, and offered to fly to London to meet me.

Books by Jean Liedloff. Allowing Human Nature to Work Successfully. Among the Yequana, I watched uneasily as one creeper rushed up and stopped at the edge of a pit five feet deep that had been dug for mud to make walls. She is super highly recommended. Yeah, that resembles what I want for my girls. In the end I felt like it was important not to get obsessed with the idea of having someone to tell you exactly how to do everything.


Author Jean Liedloff spent two and-a-half years in the jungle deep in the heart of South America living with indigenous tribes and was astounded at how differently children are raised outside the Western world. It is a must read for everyone. 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.

Coontinuum all come through it, find ways to cope, rearrange our lives and psyches and eventually sort out our lives again. Nobody can give you instructions, which are a hundred percent true for your child, your family, your situation.

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I was a seriously dedicated babywearer– lkedloff I will be honest. It may be time to admit we fucked up, close down the mines and the factories, and start over. While I can understand how other reviewers might see Liedoff’s writing as uncited, I do believe as a first-time ocncept that this book helped me trust the instincts knew I had. I would always recommend Our babies ourselves over this book, it has a more scientific approach and the research is based on far more societies than The continuum concept which is based on two.

Every child is completely different and you are always flying by the seat of your pants. Classics in Child Development. I really love it. The way we become parents and continuym babies in our culture is historically quite strange and I think we would do ourselves all some good if we took some of the principles of this book to heart.