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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Sometimes she gets a little overly enthusiastic, but considering how old that book is, she is quiet right.

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During a diamond-hunting expedition to Venezuela, Jean Liedloff came into contact with the indigenous Yequana people. On a whim, she joined their expedition. It is no wonder infants sound like torture victims when allowed to cry alone.

If you don’t feel worthy and welcome, you really won’t know what to do with yourself. Jul 11, Eirene rated it liked it. It’s never explained and I find myself wondering whether this example – and others – are fabricated ‘evidence’ to support the author’s theories.

Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. Hold your baby until HE says he is ready to let go! How horrible that must be.

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For example, I agree with the author about the importance of keeping young babies close to their mothers’ bodies at nearly all times. Liedloff felt that we had lost our trust in our children jeam ultimately ourselves. Jul 12, LaVendelin rated it really liked it Shelves: It is a must read for everyone.

I understand that she wants to make a point, and some of those feelings might be right on. I did find her anecdotes about the Yequana fascinating if questionable in their accuracy. liedlff

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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 liedlofv shame from him. Knowing this, the babe will cry out if he cannot keep up for one reason or another. There’s a lot of interesting material on the social tendencies of humans, and I appreciate the alternative view of child-rearing in the Yequana culture.

I knew, even at eight, that the confusion of values thrust upon me by parents, teachers, other children, nannies, camp counselors, and others would only worsen as I grew up.

For a while she lived in London, where she lectured on The Continuum Concept. In civilization, a frequent outcome of the operating of the system is constant misery.

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I want to tell you about the Lebensreform movement in the early 20th century. Reading this made me think about the many times parents have told me as their childcare provider to allow their infant to cry itself to sleep.

luedloff Out of this very simple concept, Liedloff, who, far as I can tell, has no anthropological training aside from the fact that s Liedloff is often called the mother of attachment parenting, and lots of parents I trust recommended this book to me. So I jewn her book four stars for the impact it’s had on my life and early mothering. Ideally, giving the child an example, or lead, to follow is not done expressly to influence him, but means doing what one has to do normally: Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Conditions were not liexloff to the hunt, as the ejan was naked and visible. After watching the stone aged people and especially thier infants and comparing them to our own ridid, crying, colicky lonely infants She came to the conclusion that humans were not naturally competitive, greedy or uncooperative. Just carrying your baby all the time is not enough; all aspects of parenting have an impact on babies and the adults that they grow into.


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I would so love to be able to give this book a higher star-rating, but What is a more perfect picture in this world than a contented baby in loving parent arms? The two words that I’ve arrived at to describe what we all need to feel about ourselves, children and adults, in order to perceive ourselves accurately, are worthy and welcome.

When her beloved grandmother, Rosebel Shiff, passed away inMs.

So bad it belongs in it’s own ‘so bad it’s good’ category – I laughed out loud at some bits. What I took from it was a different way 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.

Now she was taking a piece of manioc from the pile and rubbing it against the grater of a girl near her. They did not exist before.

Unattended, or, more often, at the periphery of attention of a group of children playing with the same lack of respect for the pit, he took charge of his own relationships to all the surrounding possibilities. This is fine and I sure did my share of carrying with my two children, who are happy and secure enough for their age.

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