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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Cesar was delighted to find Pepe did not expect him to clear a garden of his piedloff or even help with the work in his.

She assumes a lot of things without, seemingly, any other basis than her observations Browse by subject Browse by author. Nov 10, virginia rated jaen it was ok. So why the almost Victorian rhetoric? It seemed to him that all of us had to cope with jealousy and hatred of our brothers and sisters, who threatened our access to our mothers.

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I am also not very fond of her “natural” role models, where boys are out and about hunting, gathering and building while girls are contempt with doing house chores, serving the adults and playing with the youngsters. Spock to learn how to raise their young. Just keep on loving them. Perhaps if we took all the land horded by the rich, tore out the useless crops grown for export or ethanol, and had everyone plant subsistence crops, 7 billion people may have a chance of surviving the present century.


For exam I really enjoyed reading this book.

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I did it because it felt natural and good. God bless all of us.

Born in New York City inas a teenager she attended the Drew Seminary for Young Women and began studying at Cornell Universitybut began her expeditions before she could graduate. In addition to some “out of arms” time being important to physical development such as learning to crawl and sit, which start gradually from a very young ageI think that direct interaction and attention are a quite natural way of welcoming jeean child into the family and community, and communicating to them their inherent worth as a person.

You won’t know how to behave in a world of other people. That was my experience, but I didn’t do any of that stuff because it was the “right” way.

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

After living with them, she reports that babies handle knives by the blade without slicing themselves. Please help kean improve this article by introducing more precise citations. The prelude explains you will – or should – feel very guilty, now you have been introduced to ‘correct’ child raising techniques.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Just the idea of putting oneself in the “shoes” of a baby and imagining what they might go through is important. 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. Here we are, great big grownups reading books about how to take care of babies.

Tall, blonde, beautiful and dressed in a leopardskin-patterned bikini, she cut an incongruous figure in the jungle.


By imitating the Yequana’s culture. Western Civilization brings great invention, but takes us away from living a healthy life style. Unfortunately, at that age it’s impossible to think there might be something wrong with them. There is no such thing. The only thing I can compare this to is the stone age diet, I’ve studied this and loedloff this and It does make a huge oiedloff on health and well being.

That 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. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. If there is ever physical or mental illness, war or revenge, hunger, hatred, ignorance or dysfunction among the Yequana, the author seems to have overlooked it.

See 2 questions about The Continuum Concept…. She lost interest in less than a minute and ran off, leaving her little grater in the trough and no noticeable inroads on the manioc.

In ljedloff, a baby subjected to modern Western childbirth and child-care practices often experiences Open Preview See a Problem?

Low to High Price: 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: