Jean Liedloff, an American writer, spent two and a half years deep in the South American jungle with the Ye'kuana. The experience demolished her Western preconceptions of how we should live and led her to a radically different view of what human nature really is. 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.
Above: Interview with Jean Liedloff by Michael Mendizza (Touch the Future)
If you haven't read the book...
Though not written as a child-rearing manual, The Continuum Concept has earned a reputation as an excellent resource for parents and parents-to-be who intuitively feel that the parenting "techniques" of the modern era are inherently misguided. It has also been helpful to many adults — parents and non-parents alike — who hope to recover the natural state of happiness lost as a result of the modern child-rearing practices of their well-meaning parents.
Her website provides enough information to give you a good idea of just what the continuum concept is and how to apply it to your life; but if you want to restore more fully your natural instincts — especially for parenting — we heartily suggest you get your hands on a copy of the book and let it transform your consciousness. Jean Liedloff's writing combines vivid storytelling with articulate reasoning in such a way that it jars the reader's mind free of the entrenched, "civilized" way of thinking which obscures the inner knowing of what she calls the continuum sense.
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. 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. We've heard from readers who bought copies of The Continuum Concept by the dozen!
"Deserves to be read by Western parents, child psychologists, and other social engineers concerned with restoring self-reliance and well-being. There are remarkable insights here."
– The New York Times Book Review
"A book we should all read...to help us become nurturing parents and advocates for our own child within, to understand what we missed, and to restore it."
– Gloria Steinem
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