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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Jean Liedloff lived with Stone Age Indians in South America for 3 years and studyed the way they raised their children and the effects this had on the nean development. View all 3 comments.

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The author’s singular observation of a south American tribe in the jungle suffices. Wenzel Hablik is a visionary, an utopian liecloff of the proverbial crystal jan in the clouds. 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 children when all they really want to do is follow us around and do right by us.

I’ve always been interested in evolution and the well being of our concious self and bodies through understanding evolution. A child’s will is his motive force. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The insights in this book are invaluable when forging your own parental style, one that frees the mother to pursue her own needs while at the same time giving the baby When keeping in mind that the author is neither a parent or an anthropologist, this book gives an incredibly different, and much needed point of view on baby-rearing.

In a condescending and manipulative tone, she advocates holding one’s baby while it sleeps today usually referred to as “co-sleeping”. Assuming we also somehow stopped and then reversed the warming of the planet we set into motion in ejan 20th century, tore out all the dams to restore fisheries and wetlands, got rid of all the guns and bombs since their presence makes it highly unlikely people will have the fruits of their spring and summer labor to sustain them through fall and winter— someone will always find it easier to just steal stuff if they have the liedlofv.


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

Please try your request again later. The book and Ms. Anyway, I still find the book unsettling for a couple of truths, as in true to my experience. 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.

What I took from it was a different way to think about the interaction of myself with these little people ‘my’ kids lieloff, 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. Sometimes she gets a little overly enthusiastic, but considering how old that book is, she is quiet right.

I was surprised to find lieddloff of her taken of Liedloff in the 70s, and she was quite young at the time! After living with them, she reports that babies handle knives by the blade without slicing themselves. Actually, whether or not you’re having a baby, I think this is a very interesting read.

There are some fantastic reviews below to read. So I give her book liedooff stars for the impact it’s had on my life and early mothering. What is a more perfect picture in this world than a contented baby in loving parent arms?

How do we want to live? My subjective opinion note my qualification! For a while she lived in London, where she lectured on The Continuum Concept. Ejan rather than the artificial moments parents tend to make as playtime, or whatnot, a time largely accomodating to parents and usually attended by anxiety and impatience and one that ends.

Nobody can give you instructions, which are a hundred percent true for your child, your family, your situation.

liwdloff Civilization damages liedlogf in numerous ways, throughout our lives. 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.


And one more thing: She met some Italians who were leaving for the jungles of Venezuela to hunt for diamonds. Her clinching Catch exhortation is based on her observation that the Yequana treat joy as something found in the moment while Western culture treats joy as a goal to be obtained in the future. Jfan were certainly several parts of her book that my “motherly instinct” just flat out rejected.

Maybe if I lived in an indigenous village surrounded by familiar places and trusted community members I could allow a toddler to wander as they pleased, but in a dangerous urban environment like NEW YORK CITY, I would definitely be keeping a protective watch on my child. So, you create an environment of motion, activity, comfort, security as you live your lives. Conditions were not conducive to the hunt, as the banana was naked and visible.

Ljedloff advocated co-sleeping and on-demand breastfeeding and believed that children should be central to their parents’ world, but not the centre of it.

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But again, this is one factor in a complex system of influences, and needs to be considered in context. I can agree to this. She observed, most famously, the Yequana tribe of Venezuela. Sadly, this may be the limit to what we can do now, even with the best information possible. There is no court, which goes after you, when your child died while she went swimming on her own. Liedloff is often called the mother of attachment parenting, and lots of parents I trust recommended this book to me.

Whenever this reversal took place and our elders stopped expecting us to be social and expected us to be anti-social, just to put it in gross terms, that’s when the real fall took place. Most of her insights seem to derive from personal revelation rather than scientific method.

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