The Liedloff Continuum Network is quite active because I'm an (inactive) member and there's a lot of interest world wide on that list.
If you're on the list is it possible to ask the moderator why the site gives the impression that it's dormant? Also, it might be a good idea to point out that university anthropologists use different spellings for the tribe. I'm probably not the only one who looked for research by anthropologists.
I wrote an email to the person who wrote that review where their babies suppose to have scars. I never got a reply. I can't see Liedloff deliberately lying about that.
I wasn't convinced that Liedloff lied. What I meant to demonstrate was that people make unsupported claims on Amazon to discredit writers they don't like. I've seen it for other books which haven't been mentioned on this forum. False statements like "This theory was discredited long ago," when I know for certain that published research actually supports it.
There are more than 100 million parents of youngsters in the USA right now, and at least 2,000,000,000 around the planet. Half of the total world population is under the age of 18 years. Confronting unenlightened parents one-by-one on forums or by email will usually only trigger defensiveness. Think to yourself "100 million parents of youngsters in the USA right now". How long will it take to dismantle poisonous attitudes to child-rearing around the world doing it that way?
I think a better way is to link to websites of large organizations that fight all the various kinds of child abuse. Help them by sending more visitors. Some visitors will reconsider their attitudes and some won't. As the saying goes, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. Trying to make big waves in very small
ponds doesn't seem like the most productive approach.
The Empathic Parenting website, which focuses on the consequences of inadequate care of very young children:
The International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology, which aims to turn public opinion against the drugging of children:
The Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children, which is endorsed by the UN:
I agree with Bernard. Why send potential clients to Arthur Janov? He's wealthy enough already. Thirty years have gone by and primal therapy hasn't changed the world. To imagine that primal therapy will come back into vogue after more than a quarter of a century is like living in cloud cuckoo land. Is the purpose of this forum to make clear what Poisonous Pedagogy is, or does the forum exist for primallers who've got themselves stuck in a groove?