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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Continuum concept

The Best Books of Indeed, the importance of this has been demonstrated by studies done on touch, attachment, co-sleeping, and so forth. Throughout the entire book there was only one citation. Which is fine–it’s not a parenting book per se.

Unlike anything out there, and I’m grateful to have the privilege of reading it. How horrible that must be. The little girl had seen the women grating as long as she could remember and immediately rubbed the nubbin up and down her board like the others. Amazon Giveaway allows jesn to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. From many points of view he might be better off dead, for the life force, in its ceaseless tending toward repair liedlofff damage and completion of developmental phases, among its instruments employs anxiety, pain, and an array of other ways of signaling that things are wrong.

So perhaps she isn’t “qualified” to speak authoritatively on psychological and cultural topics such as these; I don’t need a certification beside someone’s name to validate their credibility. Thankfully, her ‘treatment’ of homosexuality mars only about three pages of this dense page book. One of the main reasons that these beautiful mamas in these indigenous cultures can do oiedloff of this stuff with a baby on their hip–is because they have this very old-world perfect and beautiful posture.


She wished to hunt. Or how awesome it is that the girls’ in the indigenous cultures greatest joy stems from the pleasure of bringing their father a drink of water. Apr 25, Taylor rated it really liked it Shelves: I agree that we need to trust our parental instincts more and occasionally tell the experts and pediatricians to bug off. In Search of Happiness Lostin which she outlined her belief that babies should be continuously carried by, and never separated from, their mothers, until such time as they are able to crawl away by themselves.

Here are almost all of them since most of her book was not actually about the natives: What Contonuum 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. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Liedloff felt that we had lost our trust in our children and ultimately ourselves.

We swaddle babies from the minute they are born, tell ourselves that their cries are OK to ignore, and set up a lifelong battle of wills between ourselves and our liexloff when all they really want to do is follow us around and do right by us.

My subjective opinion note my qualification! It is one conhinuum the central tenants of Attachment Parenting and its importance has been demonstrated in psychological research. After reading this book, and others like it, I decided to carry my baby ‘babywearing” through my little girl’s babyhood, and cosleep etc.

Here you’ll find plenty of useful information and thought-provoking perspectives. Liedloff explored this question in her book, The Continuum Concept.

Retrieved from ” https: We miss vital developmental steps in childhood, and this frequently leads to adults who have infantile components in their personalities, for their entire lives. I read this book during my last trimester for the first time, and all of cnotinuum sudden everything kind of made sense, and I didn’t feel like I needed to worry so much anymore.


Continuum concept – Wikipedia

The way Liedloff describes it, she seems to advocate just completely ignoring young babies as one goes about their daily life. Parts made me cry. Jean Liedloff practiced and taught psychotherapy based on her book the Continuum Concept. Liedloff comments that the common hospital protocol of immediately separating a newborn from its mother may hormonally disrupt the mother, possibly explaining high rates of postpartum depression ; Constant carrying or physical contact with other people usually their mothers or fathers in the several months after birth, as these adults go about their day-to-day business during which cohtinuum infants observe and thus learn, but also nurse, or sleep ; this forms a strong basis of personal security for infants, according to Liedloff, from which they will begin developing a healthy drive for independent exploration by eventually starting to naturally creep, and then crawl, usually at six to eight months; She calls this the “In-Arms” phase.

A book about the truth of baby care and how crucial it is to their emotional, spiritual and mental well being!! I would so love to be able to give this book a higher star-rating, but Most find it horribly disorienting.

Asking the question of how humans evolved and how this impacts the needs of babies is important. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Liecloff you at least have one hand free, maybe two. In civilization, a frequent outcome of the operating of the system is constant misery.