The Continuum Concept: In Search Of Happiness Lost

The Continuum Concept: In Search Of Happiness Lost


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A landmark treatise on how humanity lives versus how we should, what we've lost with our "progress," and how we can reclaim our true nature

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780201050714
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 01/28/1986
Series: Classics in Human Development Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 470,380
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.05(d)
Lexile: 1350L (what's this?)

About the Author

Jean Liedloff practiced and taught psychotherapy based on her book the Continuum Concept. She lectured in many countries where her views earned a substantial following and she was also a founding member of The Ecologist magazine. You can learn more about Liedloff and her work at

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The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
scroeser on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Some of the advice here seems sensible and useful. It seems like a good idea to relax about parenting, to carry children with you when you can, to let children be around adults and with older children. On the other hand, I found her descriptions of the 'torture' that Western parenting puts children through melodramatic and unnecessary. The reinforcement of gender stereotypes and claims that homosexuality, addiction, and criminality were all caused by bad parenting did not endear this book to me either.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very interesting read. It will impact how I raise my child (though many of the concepts are a true challenge in a Metro-NY family where both parents must work and daycare is a necessity. Glad I read it before the birth of my first newborn.
Busy__Mom More than 1 year ago
Wow - a really interesting book. I was first introduced to this book on ParentsDigest and needed to read more. The author's experiences and ideas challenge the 'advancements' in child rearing that have been touted by modern western society. Well worth reading.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Every literate person should read this book. It will help you understand humanity, your culture, and your own story in life. I can't recommend it highly enough. Just read it.