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Visit ‘s Jean Liedloff Page and shop for all Jean Liedloff books. The Continuum Concept (Arkana) by Jean Liedloff (). $ Jean Liedloff, an American writer, spent two and a half years in the South American jungle living with Stone Age Indians. The experience demolished her. Jean Liedloff, who has died aged 84, was the author of The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost (), in which she outlined her.

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So bad it belongs in it’s own ‘so bad it’s good’ category – I laughed out loud at some bits.

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Read it to know I recommend this though any insight into myself personally cannot be accurately gained without talking to me about it. In fact, most people said it was wrong. You can’t make a homosexual, there are plenty of men and women with similar upbringings who aren’t homosexuals Liedloff a “Living Treasure” inand although she never had children of her own, she fully embraced motherhood and experienced it vicariously by encouraging millions of moms to follow nature’s clear and unambiguous imperatives.

There are many other major differences between wild societies and civilization. A specific critique I have of the parenting style that the author advocates is her critique of modern Western parents being too “child-centered. Here is the most striking paragraph in the book: Wenzel Hablik is a visionary, an utopian architect of the proverbial crystal castles in the clouds.

Above all, the child is respected as a good thing in all respects. That said, I did find many of the author’s ideas quite intriguing. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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Not having chlidren myself I obviously have a different point of view, but I do belive we are flawed in some of our theorys about how we raise our children. Nov 25, Akhil Jain rated it really liked it. Everything was in its place — the tree, the earth underneath, the rock, the moss.


If lied,off had had the opportunity to know the Yequana, he would have found that the lied,off of competing and winning, as an end in itself, is quite unknown to them. In this lecture Terence unfolds an ocean of ideas, a metaphor for the psychedelic dimension you are sailing out onto to cast the net of the human imagination to retrieve novel ideas out of the chaos.

Or how awesome it is that the girls’ in the indigenous cultures greatest joy stems from the I first read this book seven years ago, as a new mom, and just reread it for book group.

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May 21, Frank Jude rated it liked it Shelves: Most of her insights seem to derive from personal revelation rather than scientific method.

She never married, nor had children.

But again, this is one factor in a complex system of influences, and needs to be considered in context. But why did this tribesman build a playpen out of the blue, without ever having seen or used one before? Backed by very little, if any, science, the author bases a “new” theory of child care to be used by Western parents on her observation of the Yequanna tribe in a South American jungle.

The book and Ms. 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. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Her basic premise can very easily be summed up: Knowing this, the babe will cry out if he cannot keep up for one reason or another. Our parents, our tribesman, our authority figures, clearly expect us to be bad or anti-social or greedy or selfish or dirty or destructive or self-destructive.

Two things I did not like: I started this book a few months ago, then picked it up again last weekend. She supported thousands of parents directly through phone consultations and writings, and remained in touch with liedlofd many followers and devoted friends from around the world throughout her final days.

Liedloff was born in New York and grew up in Manhattan.


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Sometimes she gets a little overly enthusiastic, but considering how old that book is, she is quiet right. It is one of the central tenants of Attachment Parenting and its importance has been demonstrated in psychological research. I count myself out of this contingent lifdloff maybe that’s why I just can’t support the theories the book lays out. 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 liedkoff, and neurobiology.

Do you really think they’re all wrong? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Continuum Concept parenting and Attachment Parenting are not the same thing, but there is some overlap. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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. Just liedoff on loving them.

This is not to say they didn’t wish to explore items like knives etc. As the boys tended to prefer being in my very close company they were breastfed which may have something to do with it I learned to become a loedloff and another. That each implement has a task, performed calmly since you don’t need to worry what the kids are doing and with caution as necessary.

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 it so clearly and shows how this has affected our mental and physical and spiritual health as a species more clearly than I had thought it through.

A definition of the continuum concept itself, examples of continuum practices, and excerpts from the book.