Continuum Parenting

Continuum parenting is based on the Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff. Infants are in constant physical contact with their mother (or another familiar caregiver as needed) from birth; Children sleep in their parents' bed, in constant physical contact, until they leave of his own volition; Infants/Children Breastfeed "on cue" — nursing in response to their own body's signals; Infants are constantly carried in arms or otherwise in contact with someone, usually their mother, and allowed to observe (or nurse, or sleep) while the person carrying him goes about his or her business; Caregivers immediately respond to infant/children's signals (squirming, crying, etc.), without judgment, displeasure, or invalidation of his needs, yet showing no undue concern nor making him the constant center of attention; Children are expected to sense (and fulfill) their elders' expectations, be social and cooperative and they are encouraged to have strong self-preservation instincts, and know that they are welcome and worthy.

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My Introduction...

My name is Melissa, otherwise known as paxye and I am a Continuum mom to 4 beautiful children. I first read the Continuum concept when my first was a child and spoke to me...