June 6, 2023

Schiffrin, Liss, Erchull Study Featured in New York Times

A recent article in The New York Times featured a study by Holly Schiffrin, Miriam Liss, and Mindy Erchull and alumnae Haley Miles, Katherine Geary and Taryn Tashner.

The story, What Parents Can Learn From a Town That Produced 11 Olympians, by Karen Crouse, had this to say:

“[The parents] intuitively sense what a 2013 study in the Journal of Child and Family Studies concluded: that overprotective or helicopter parents thwart a child’s basic psychological need for autonomy and competence, resulting in an uptick in depression and lower life-satisfaction levels.”

Crouse wrote Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town’s Secret to Happiness and Excellence.