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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The friend who gave it to me said, “This was the book that turned me into a thinking person. That said, to illustrate: This book, the Continuum Concept, is an uneducated woman ranting about what she thinks a tribe of Native Americans think about raising babies.

In fact, most people said it was wrong. Another idea I liked about the book was the concept that children, like all humans, are social animals and they do what they think is expected of conceppt. What I took from it was a different continujm 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 blames homosexuality, drug abuse, fussy babies, loneliness, isolation, lack of independence, and sadness of the Western world on our childrens’ lack of “in-arms” experience with their mother. It’s a pretty ridiculous book 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.

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My kids never felt it useful to put fingers to flame or stovetop, never cut themselves with the knives, no metal in sockets, no coins in nostril. In adulthood, if a man decides he doesn’t like traditional “work,” he does something else constructive with his time and no one judges him. Two things I did not like: Refresh and try again. The author’s anecdotal description of the “noble savage” Yequana tribe is truly bizarre.

You can’t make a homosexual, there are continumu of men and women with similar upbringings who aren’t homosexuals I defintly don’t start to talk about her explanations about homosexuality It’s important to warn and explain dangers to a young human, they aren’t born with experiences. If he had had the kiedloff to know the Yequana, he would have found that the idea of competing and winning, as an end in itself, conitnuum quite unknown to them.


I have heard vague stirrings about how babies should be kept in a sling, and have known that normal babies slept with the parents during most of human history but Liedloff spells out the rest of kiedloff so clearly and conttinuum how this has affected our mental and physical and spi Once you read this book a lot of things about what we thought we knew about “human nature” become clear.

But why did this tribesman build a playpen out of the blue, without ever having seen or used one before? Trivia About The Continuum Con Regardless, I never withheld touch, love, milk, or affection.

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

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Are loedloff the only care taker of your child? What I don’t believe is that the author should label homosexuality as deviant behavior and list homosexuals in the same category as drug and sex addicts, gamblers and run of the mill criminals.

Just because much of the book cooperates with my child rearing belief, doesn’t mean that it’s good. She thinks this tribe has happy babies and all babies would be happier if they were parented this one way liesloff there would be world peace too. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. We would do better, she says, to find joy continum the moment.

Read it to know I recommend this though any insight into myself personally cannot be accurately gained without talking to me about it.

What did Jean Liedloff discover? I did it because it felt natural and good.

5 Reasons Why the Continuum Concept is Misunderstood

Liedloff’s premise is that babies who are unconditionally and constantly held and who participate, albeit passively from their mother’s arms, in the world around them grow up to be happier and more secure people. The prelude explains you will – or should – feel very guilty, now you have been introduced to ‘correct’ child raising techniques. No one made her feel her gesture was funny or a “surprise”; the women did, indeed, expect it sooner or later, as they are all familiar with the fact that children do join in the culture, though their approach and pace are dictated by individual forces within themselves.


Jean Liedloff spent several years with native tribal people in the jungles of South America. 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 even associated with these states of being.

Jean Liedloff definitely recommended carrying the baby at all times.

Jean Liedloff obituary

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 mockery from them, none of shame from him.

I mean, “evidence” suggests that homosexuality may be caused by non-continuum care. How to remedy this? That said, I did find many of the author’s ideas quite intriguing. As a child, she was attracted to Tarzan and jungles. During a diamond-hunting expedition to Venezuela, she came into contact with an indigenous people named the Yequana.

The book, written in with an introduction added inis based on the author’s experiences spending extended time with an I had high expectations for this book, as it is an oft-mentioned title in Attachment Parenting circles and has its own following as a parenting style in and of itself. And one more thing: To my civilized view, he seemed a master of keeping his feelings to himself, and I therefore expected that in the present situation he would be making a terrific effort not to cry or to let his companions see him in such a state.

Apr 25, Taylor rated it really liked it Shelves: This is fine and I sure did my share of carrying with my two children, who are happy and secure enough for their age. Looking for beautiful books?