My husbamd comes from traditional culture, similar like in the book, and I must say, he proves that everything written here, is true! This is like the 20th copy of this book I have bought. There are remarkable insights here. Description: 176 pages ; 20 cm Contents: How my ideas were so radically changed; the continuum concept; the beginning of life; growing up; deprivation of essential experiences; society; putting continuum principles back to work. It was an interesting read, quite radical for some, but when you summarise the differences I think there's equally a lot of parallels with attachment parenting - baby wearing, feeding, sleeping and parent-centred activities. You need to develop proper back posture. The Continuum Concept has been translated from its original English version into several other languages and has sold hundreds of thousands of copies throughout the world. Perhaps the ideas were revolutionary during a time when children were expected to learn independence for the sake of parental convenience.
In the 90's, I did phone consultations with Jean Liedloff about parenting, and when I returned to California, met with her on her houseboat in Sausalito. Her insight and advice works. I was a seriously dedicated babywearer-- but I will be honest. No matter that adult Yequanas spend their days fetching water and grating manioc, whereas increasing numbers of young mothers work: those that have a choice will gladly delay careers indefinitely and those who must work can find grandmothers or other eager caretakers to carry baby around while scrubbing and cooking. No matter that adult Yequanas spend their days fetching water and grating manioc, whereas increasing numbers of young mothers work: those that have a choice will gladly delay careers indefinitely and those who must work can find grandmothers or other eager caretakers to carry baby around while scrubbing and cooking. Even though you can tell at times that it was written in another era, the main story and message is really really cool.
The problem, however, is that none of us know what perfect posture even is anymore, because none of us see it. 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. I didn't know how my personality would fit with being a mom. Her work follows indigenous cultures and shows how their almost zero incidence of back issues stems mainly from their absolutely perfect posture. One of the main reasons that these beautiful mamas in these indigenous cultures can do all of this stuff with a baby on their hip--is because they have this very old-world perfect and beautiful posture. So you at least have one hand free, maybe two.
It is indeed a life-changing book as it made me want to work more on myself. Despite a handful of pertinent, original observations, this anti-intellectual argument - like most panaceas - is full of speculations and half-truths, bearing little resemblance to the realities most of us know, and the suggestions for research are feeble. For the most part, the success of the book has been the result of readers not just recommending it to people they care about, but actually giving them the book as a gift. 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. The baby experiences all that her mother does and the mother is available to meet all his or her needs until he or she choses to meet them alone. Kirkus Reviews 2 I was really looking forward to reading this book as I am an advocate of attachment parenting. 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.
And my 2 main ideas from the book, kids are able to have responsibility since. I wouldn't trade it for the world. It would help immeasurably if we could see baby care as a nonactivity. Carrying our babies only makes sense. This book suggests practical ways to regain our natural well-being, for our children and ourselves. If you prefer to obtain the book locally, call or visit your local library or bookstore and ask if they have a copy of. But here is the thing.
Liedloff apparently childless found the missing center of things in her beloved jungle, a reenactment of a childhood epiphany; here, ironically, she seems out of touch. You can probably get this book from the library but I certainly do not regret this purchase. The problem is that people judge anything based on what they have learned and that could be the stumbling block because their parents, teachers and peers were frequently wrong. The book tells us that we have to learn by using our natural intuition and by making mistakes. We live in a society and age in which we do not value the raw physical closeness between a mother and child.
This is referred to as the manual for Attachment Parenting but it's not an 'anthropological study' it just seems to be a carefree woman on a mind opening holiday. We still go through all of the normal difficulties of a young human being coming into her own emotions etc. Once the baby is stronger and better at clinging-- you need to cut loose from the carrier, and just hold that baby with your hip and arm. 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. Now I can't give all the kudos to this book, because she is who she is, and I also am a fairly mindful, attuned parent. Which is fine--it's not a parenting book per se. Advocating the natural way to raise children, this book insists on the importance of 24-hour physical contact between mother and child, from birth until the child takes the initiative for independent movement, and instinct-reinforcement thereafter.
I really appreciated being able to highlight, and to have this classic on my bookshelf for future reference, which I am sure will happen often. I now give it as a gift to anyone close to me who is expecting their first child. 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. And second, we should carry in carriers xx no scrollers our babies at least few months after they come to us. The E-mail message field is required. Very deep, very provocative read, digging well into the depth of one's mental and emotional worlds. I have read this book at least three times, and have bought this book for friends at least a few times as well.