June 25, 2022

Schiffrin Weighs in on Netflix’s ‘Old Enough’

Professor of Psychological Science Holly Schiffrin

Professor of Psychological Science Holly Schiffrin

Professor of Psychological Science Holly Schiffrin weighed in on Netflix’s controversial new series Old Enough, in which young Japanese children, aged 2 to 4, complete tasks such as going to the store and bringing clothes to the cleaners completely on their own.

“The biggest gift parents can give their children is the opportunity to make their own decisions,” Psychologist Holly Schiffrin said to the Journal of Child and Family Studies. “Parents who ‘help’ their children too much stress themselves out and leave their kids ill-prepared to be adults.” Read more.