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The Continuum Concept (Arkana) [Kindle Edition]

Jean Liedloff
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The Continuum Concept introduces the idea that in order to achieve optimal physical, mental and emotional development, human beings - especially babies - require the kind of instinctive nurturing as practiced by our ancient relatives. It is a true ‘back to basics’ approach to parenting.



Author Jean Liedloff spent two and-a-half years in the jungle deep in the heart of South America living with indigenous tribes and was astounded at how differently children are raised outside the Western world. She came to the realisation that essential child-rearing techniques such as touch, trust and community have been undermined in modern times, and in this book suggests practical ways to regain our natural well-being, for our children and ourselves.

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"The Continuum Concept" introduces the idea that in order to achieve optimal physical, mental and emotional development, human beings - especially babies - require the kind of instinctive nurturing as practiced by our ancient relatives. It is a true 'back to basics' approach to parenting. Author Jean Liedloff spent two and-a-half years in the jungle deep in the heart of South America living with indigenous tribes and was astounded at how differently children are raised outside the Western world. She came to the realisation that essential child-rearing techniques such as touch, trust and community have been undermined in modern times, and in this book suggests practical ways to regain our natural well-being, for our children and ourselves.

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Hold your baby! 26. April 1999
Format:Taschenbuch
My husband and I read this book 9 years ago, before the birth of our son, and it spoke to our hearts. Employing the simple idea that a baby who starts life in the womb shouldn't be abruptly separated from the mother after birth, we maintained almost constant contact with him for the first few months. I was amazed at some of the resistance, resentment, even hostility, people sometimes demonstrated when informed that we slept with our newborn and never left him to cry. All their protests were based on nothing but groundless fears -- "You'll roll over and smother him! You'll 'spoil' him!" Etc. Well, he became naturally more and more independent and separate at his own pace, not an arbitrarily imposed one (that's the "continuum" part), and weaned himself from the breast at 11 months, rather than at a time decided by the "experts" or demands of employment. He is now 9 years old, and is a wonderful, happy, secure, well-adjusted boy, and I never cease getting compliments from everyone who meets him on how considerate, engaging, empathetic, kind, and well socialized he is. I credit Liedloff's book for all of this. If I could give one message to all would-be parents, I would say: Don't buy into the lie that material things are what's important to provide your child, and if you yourself are so wrapped up in financial gain that you won't temporarily sacrifice it to bond with him the first year of life, you're selling yourselves short. Invest the first 6 months to 1 year of his life raising him in your arms, and you will be giving him, and yourself, more than a billion dollars could ever buy.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A Return to Common Sense 27. Juli 2000
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Probably the most powerful book I have ever read; a book that questions today's societal values concerning convenience and tecnological advances. As a future educator and community volunteer, I witness decay that begins in the family and spreads into society. We live in a society that creates people who are afraid, self-conscious and irresponsible. Liedloff gets to the source of these problems - problems that stem from the very beginning of life. After reading the book, I felt guilty and embarrassed for straying from common sense, but Leidloff provides the reader with the courage and power to return to common sense. I have seen the concept's impact: youth are much more self-confident, responsible and independent - traits that everyone should possess. It is definately a concept well worth considering and implementing.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen What you don't know CAN hurt you! 19. Januar 2000
Von Dr. Lauri
Format:Taschenbuch
I so appreciate Ms. Liedloff's book....I only wish I had read it sooner. Her style is poetic and yet scholarly. I was thrilled that she gave voice to those of us who knew "continuum" or "attachment" parenting was right but felt like we were alone in the world (and sometimes in our own home!) I was also left with hope that it's never too late.... Despite the fact that I've only partly continuum parented due to external, intellectualized objections I rejoice that I'm learning (from my children) and now have global/ethnographic support for doing so.
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I am not a mother, but I am a doughter (26 years) and a human being. From this perspective I have the strong feeling that Jean Liedloff's findings touch the deep truth of our souls. I was an extremly difficult child for my parents to cope with. They had to get up about 10 times a night because laying alone in my bed I was screeming and vomitting. The doctor could only tell them that I was a nervous child. All my youth I lived with the belief that I was a difficult and somewhat bad child. After all, from what people would judge, I have developed into a quite decent person, anyhow. Nevertheless, I feel that Jean Liedloff's idea of holding a new born child and submitting unquestioned support and love by this, brought into action by my parents, would have saved my family a lot of stress and would have given me a much better basis for my live. Emotionally, I can remember the feeling of being left alone and I know that it still affects me in my life today. I don't know yet whether I should give the book to my mother, for she would hate herself for the way she treated me, although she always had the very best intentions. I only know that I am convinced about this way of being there for your children physically and that I will act in this way if ever I become a mother. All parents or future parents should read this book to at least be inspired to think over their ideas of parenthood. Living by Jean Liedloff's findings should not become a dogmatic rule but a support for a better direction in parenthood. What would probably be important to parents, I could imagine, is to be able to exchange their experience, to get practical hints (this is something the book could have focused on some more!), and generally to live in a society that respects and supports children and their parents more.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen An excellent, interesting, enlightening book. 21. April 2000
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Reading this....changed the way I think about childcare. Thebook is intelligent and emotional as it tries to express what feelsright in a "continuum" society and what feels terribly wrong in our own.
I do think the book has its share of flaws. It is somewhat influenced by Liedloff's romanticized impression of the jungle and of the indigenous people, which is okay, except that it makes it questionable as true anthropology. Some of her conclusions are really not supported by science and are offensive today, like the ideas of how gay and lesbian people are produced (bad parent relationships). Please, Liedloff, rethink these things and print a new edition!
It's for a good reason that this book is called "almost the companion book" to _Ishmael_, by Daniel Quinn. Both see something of great value in indigenous societies, and make an essentially successful attempt to show it to us. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed _The Continuum Concept_ and would recommend it to anyone expecting a child.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen best book in the world
everyone who has or wants to get children should read this .
this is the book that can save the future of humanity.
Vor 5 Monaten von Michael Hartmann veröffentlicht
1.0 von 5 Sternen Everything you know is wrong
Liedloff, no doubt, wrote this book as a much needed radical diversion from the 'modern' methods of bringing up babies in the 60s and 70s. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 13. Mai 2010 von allesteer
1.0 von 5 Sternen Everything you know is wrong
Liedloff, no doubt, wrote this book as a much needed radical diversion from the 'modern' methods of bringing up babies in the 60s and 70s. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 13. Mai 2010 von allesteer
5.0 von 5 Sternen the key
This is one of the major keys to illiminating and illuminating the the mass trauma of our small intertwined humanity. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 17. Juli 2000 von sean burns
5.0 von 5 Sternen One of the most important books you'll ever read
Not since Daniel Quinn's *Ishmael* has a book so altered myview of the world. This book, too, has the power to change theworld. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 8. Mai 2000 von Moonwatcher, flutterby82@chickmail.com
5.0 von 5 Sternen A treasure chest of parenting wisdom
A friend told me that this book picks up where Spiritual Midwifery leaves off. So, I read it while I was pregnant. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 5. April 2000 von Laura Arana
5.0 von 5 Sternen Compelling!
The most fundamentally compelling book on child rearing I've read. Every parent should read it; it is THE gift I give new and expectant parents. Its principles are irrefutable.
Am 19. Februar 2000 veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen This book changed my life (and my son's)
I read this book while I was pregnant and it totally changed the way I thought about parenting. I am so happy to be the parent I am, and this book has a lot to do with it. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 12. Februar 2000 von Robert Damashek
5.0 von 5 Sternen Common Sense Parenting
The Continuum Concept helped me reframe my naturally harried perspective. The author visits more grounded cultures and explores how we as humans evolutionarily expect to be... Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 15. Januar 2000 von Monica Lawson
5.0 von 5 Sternen Positively changed my perspective on parenting!
This book opened my mind to see beyond our own culture and view parenting and the family from a truly human perspective - taking into account the basic needs and expectations that... Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 4. November 1999 veröffentlicht
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