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Anthropology of Childhood


Podcast: The Anthropology of Children

Psychology Today: The "Failure to Launch" Epidemic

ABC Radio National: "Why are Adult Children Failing to Launch?"

Wall Street Journal: "Should We Let Toddlers Play With Saws and Knives?"

Rodney Smith: "Weird"

Washington Post Article: "Children can learn to be independent people but only if we let them."

American Journal of PLAY Review

Psychology Today, "Turning 'Inside Out' inside out."

The Sun Magazine, "The Kids Are All Right"

"On David Lancy's The Anthropology of Childhood..."

De Pedagoog

Dr. Lancy interview in Dutch magazine Knack

NPR, "Go Ahead, Give Your Toddler A Kitchen Knife"

The New York Times, “The Only Baby Book You’ll Ever Need”

Motherlode,“Compare and Contrast: College-Ready First Graders or Godlike Cherubs?”

Human Relations Area Files, “A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Childhood”

The Story’s Story, “Thoughts on “The Anthropology of Childhood” by David Lancy”

Lancy lecture at Einstein Forum, Potsdam

Mom.me Blog, “The Kids Will Be Alright”

The Brian Lehrer Show, “Culture at Play”

Taming the Autonomous Learner (Article)

Taming the Autonomour Learner (Video)

Boston Globe, “Leave Those Kids Alone”

The Brian Lehrer Show, “Culture at Play”

Other books by Lancy


Nice write-up on Lancy’s Playing on the Mother-Ground book