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The Continuum Concept

"The human continuum can also be defined as the sequence of experience which corresponds to the expectations and tendencies of the human species in an environment consistent with that in which those expectations and tendencies were formed." - Jean Liedloff, The Continuum Concept

I read The Continuum Concept in 1991, nearly three years before giving birth to my first child.

I actually discovered The Continuum Concept while researching homeschooling. John Holt's writings had already challenged my ideas about child-rearing. I read The Continuum Concept based on a recommendation in one of his books.

In the intervening twelve years (as of this writing), my understanding of the continuum has been expanded by much anthropological research and the writing of Daniel Quinn, not to mention the experience of caring for two children. Please check the Articles for further exploration of my ideas and experiences.

In May 2000, I took over administration of The Continuum Concept E-mail list.

If you are unfamiliar with The Continuum Concept, please visit the Liedloff Continuum Network to learn more.

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