David Lancy is an anthropologist, researcher, and author of The Anthropology of Childhood: Cherubs, Chattel, Changelings and Raising Children: Surprising Insights From Other Cultures. He has conducted extended fieldwork in Liberia, Papua New Guinea, Trinidad, Madagascar, Uganda, Yemen, and more.

262 Are You a WEIRD Parent? 

David F. Lancy

Do you feel guilty if you don’t like to play with your child – or feel bad because you want a break from your child? Don’t! These are new developments in WEIRD (western, educated, industrialized, rich, democratic) societies—that don’t actually benefit children. Author and anthropologist David F. Lancy compares our parenting with other societies across time and around the world.

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