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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I would rather she’d beaten me with a bullwhip. 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. The Attachment Parenting Book: She has not a shred of criticism for their way of life. I think the reason is that it concet the reader question the status quo of the way we treat babies in our society in a powerful way. Babies have constant needs and are completely dependent on their caregivers to fulfill them- eating, sleeping, comforting, and toileting, are all things babies cannot do themselves, let alone laundry, bathing, and other tasks that are inherent to baby care.
Classics in Child Development. The more she learned about the Yequana people, the more she grew disdainful of childcare experts in the west: There are lots of points like that, which can piedloff simply overread.
AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. See and discover other items: Get to Know Coninuum. I count myself out of this contingent and maybe that’s why I just can’t support the theories the book lays out. I’ve always been interested in evolution and the well being of our concious self and bodies through understanding evolution.
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Living in Europe a couple years, I did notice more mothers seem to follow closer to these concepts then American mothers. I can see that some babies who don’t get their needs met might spend part or all of their adult life searching to complete or recreate that lovely time tthe on mommy’s hip.
I bought a ton of different carriers to help in babywearing and tried them all Read it to know more. 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.
Apr 23, Cjasper rated it it was ok Shelves: Just read it and see for yourself. Continuum Concept parenting and Attachment Parenting are not the same thing, but there is some overlap. We live in a culture that in some aspects pits mother against baby, and tells us that a “good” baby is well trained. A specific critique I have of the parenting style that the author advocates is her critique of modern Western parents being too “child-centered.
But again, this is one factor in a complex system of influences, and needs to be considered in context. She offers a new understanding of how we have lost much of our natural well-being and shows us practical ways to regain it for our children and for ourselves.
In fact she is overtly anti-intellectual, stating that our overuse of intellect in the modern world has, to our detriment, taken over our natural instincts as humans. There were a few things especially towards the end that I did not agree with they are probably just outdated, in all honestybut I have been highly recommending this read to everyone I know.
Parts made me scoff. 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.
We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. In contrast, a baby subjected to modern Western childbirth and child-care practices often experiences There may be some truth to this, but I found it ironic that someone writing a book primarily about cobtinuum importance of following one’s instinct in the care of infants is not even a mother herself.
She starts talking about homosexuality as being a reaction to a cruel father or a jan mother I never felt this to be true, even though my baby was an incredibly high-needs baby from my perspective. There’s also the fact that she did very little additional research, and didn’t have any children of her own.
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I liked the overall teachings though – they warmed my heart and every parent should let themselves be inspired by books like that. She is the aunt of writer Janet Hobhouse, and is represented by the character Constance in Hobhouse’s book “The Furies. It’s never explained and I find myself wondering whether this example – and others – are fabricated ‘evidence’ to support the author’s theories. The only criticism I have of the book, is that it unfolds this beautiful vision of motherhood, but is pretty short on details as to how to actually make that work in modern day life.
We will raise our kids as we ourselves were raised. The symptoms of our illness are numerous and easy to see. The eventual fierce attachment to them that is sometimes formed is viewed as a charming bit of juvenile whimsy rather than a manifestation of acute deprivation in a child reduced to clinging to an inanimate object in its hunger for a companion who will not desert him.
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D definitely doesn’t qualify somebody as a genius, so I’m willing to listen to her, and consider her ideas. Rather, it’s her execution of an argument for them that I have trouble with. Just before we arrived, Cesar decided to clear a garden of his own, and Pepe helped fhe every detail, from choosing the site to felling and burning the trees.
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