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Jean Liedloff, an American writer, spent two and a half years deep in the South American jungle 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.

"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

"Basic things about human nature that we forget or ignore at our peril."

– Professor Robert Aldrich, M.D., Formerly of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Washington, D.C.

"If I had to choose one book to give parents-to-be, here it is."

– George Leonard

Excerpted from the back cover of the American edition of the book (Perseus).


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.

This website will provide 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!

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The Continuum Concept
by Jean Liedloff

Language Title Publisher Country ISBN/Search
English/US The Continuum Concept Perseus USA 0201050714
English/UK The Continuum Concept Arkana United Kingdom 014019245X
Chinese (Yuan Tung Jen Sheng) Third Nature Taiwan 9576965063
Czech Koncept kontinua DharmaGaia Czech Republic 8086685793
Danish Kontinuum Begrebet Hans Reitzels Denmark  
German Auf der Suche nach dem verlorenen Glück C H Beck Germany 3406528600
Dutch Op Zoek Naar Het Verloren Geluk Servire BV Holland  
French Le Concept du Continuum Édition Ambre France/Switzerland 284639072X
Hebrew (Ikaron HaRetzef) Alternativot Israel  
Hungarian Az elveszett boldogság nyomában - A kontinuum-elv Kétezeregy Kiadó Hungary 9638624487
Italian Il concetto del continuum La Meridiana Italy 8887507333
Japanese Yasei Eno Tabi Shinyosha Japan  
Polish W głębi kontinuum Wydwanictwo Kos Poland 8371060025
Russian Kak vyrastit' rebenka schastlivym See website Russia  
Spanish El Concepto del Continuum OB STARE Spain more info
Swedish Kontinuum Begreppet Carlsson Sweden 9177980654
Serbo-Croatian (translated title not available) Globus* (former) Yugoslavia  

*Information not available or not verifiable.
**Polish edition may also be published by "Dom Wydawniczo-Ksiegarski Kos" (unverified)


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