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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Sadly, this may be the limit to what we can do now, even with the best information possible. I, however, am not, but found it very interesting and have definitely learnt a thing or two for when the time comes.

Everyone at Arepuchi was glad, Pepe told us, because Cesar had been growing discontented and irritable. Jan 05, Zoe Zuniga rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was very worried about voncept a mom when I was pregnant with my little girl.

Those are roles, they are pushed into them simply continuuum telling them they are girls or boys and than they see what men and women do.

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She came to the realisation that essential child-rearing techniques such as touch, trust and community have been undermined in modern times, and in this book suggests practical ways to regain our natural well-being, for our children and ourselves.

Parts made me scoff. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. She offers a new understanding of how we ghe lost much of our natural well-being and shows us practical ways to regain it for our children and conceppt ourselves.

She, like the little boy’s mother, was completely relaxed, not putting herself in her husband’s place at all, but serenely accessible, as he buried his continyum in her body when the pain was greatest or rolled his head from side to side om her lap as he sobbed.


Unbridled intellect is the father of unstable societies, like the one outside your window. Assumptions should not be promoted as facts After reading this book, and others like it, I decided to carry my baby ‘babywearing” through my little girl’s babyhood, and cosleep etc.

We live confept a culture that in some aspects pits mother against baby, and tells us that a “good” baby is well trained. Nothing like a fawn, who just waits till the mother returns. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: The only criticism I have of the book, is that it unfolds this beautiful vision of motherhood, but is pretty short on details as to how to actually make that work in modern day life.

It seemed to him that all of us had to cope with jealousy and hatred of our brothers and sisters, who threatened our access to our mothers. Babies have constant needs and are completely dependent on their caregivers to fulfill them- eating, sleeping, comforting, and toileting, are all things babies cannot do themselves, let alone laundry, bathing, and other tasks that are inherent to baby continkum.

This book, the Continuum Concept, is an uneducated woman ranting about what she thinks a tribe of Native Americans think about raising babies. But here is the thing Humans are naturally kind, cooperative, and happy. But again, this is one factor in a complex system of influences, and needs to be considered in context.

She was to return four more times and at one point contemplated living there.

It’s a classic, and the best, in my opinion. She complies fully and willingly but does not add anything more.

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? See and discover other items: A child’s will is his motive force. The idea that this is “my child” does not exist. Feeding to nourish the body and cuddling to nourish the soul are neither proffered nor withheld but are always available, simply and gracefully, as a matter of course.


Feb 26, Tanja rated it did not like it Shelves: Classics in Child Development. In Search of Happiness Lostin which she outlined her belief that babies should be jwan carried by, and never separated from, their mothers, until such time as they are able to crawl away by themselves.

But I did not then understand the continuum. Aug 29, Roslyn rated it did not like it. We still go through all of the normal difficulties of a young human being coming into her own emotions etc. It’s a pretty ridiculous concwpt mostly full of emotionally charged and guilt-ridden lectures that have a lot more to do with her own issues than the reality of hunter-gatherer childhoods and lives.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They did not exist before. I always knew it was a mistake to have babies in hospitals and leave them in basinets alone right after birth but I did not realize how unnatural it really truly was.

May 30, Xio rated it liked it Shelves: The eventual fierce attachment to them that is sometimes formed is viewed as a charming bit of juvenile whimsy rather than a manifestation of acute deprivation in a child reduced to clinging to an inanimate object in its hunger for a companion who will not desert him.