July 4, 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.

Netflix series ‘Old Enough’ strikes controversy in parenting style (Inklings News)

A 4-year-old can run errands alone … and not just on reality TV (WUNC; NPR; Wisconsin Public Radio)

Schiffrin Quoted in Article on Intensive Parenting

Professor of Psychology Holly Schiffrin

Professor of Psychology Holly Schiffrin

Professor of Psychology Holly Schiffrin was quoted in an article on TheLadders.com titled “Science suggests parents are taking parenting too far.” A leading expert on the topic, Schiffrin said, “Intensive parenting really stresses the parent out. The research is looking like it’s not beneficial for kids to do everything for them because they don’t become self-sufficient and that is correlated with higher rates of depression and anxiety at the college level.” Read more. 

Schiffrin Quoted in Yahoo Article about Intensive Parenting

Professor of Psychology Holly Schiffrin

Professor of Psychology Holly Schiffrin

Professor of Psychology Holly Schiffrin was quoted in a Yahoo.com article titled “Science Suggests Parents are Taking Parenting Too Far.”

In the article, Shiffrin says, “When I was in college there was no parental involvement unless there was some kind of crisis. It’s just a really different level of involvement now. Parents are giving kids feedback on their papers, or emailing or calling me and other faculty members. It’s not every student, but it’s shocking that it happens at all.”

“Intensive parenting really stresses the parent out,” Schiffrin continues. “The research is looking like it’s not beneficial for kids to do everything for them because they don’t become self-sufficient and that is correlated with higher rates of depression and anxiety at the college level.”

Read more. 

 

Science Suggests Parents are Taking Parenting Too Far (Yahoo.com)

Schiffrin Quoted on Parents Excessive Involvement in College Course Choices

Professor of Psychology Holly Schiffrin

Professor of Psychology Holly Schiffrin

A study completed by Professor of Psychology Holly Schiffrin was cited in an article in The News Minute entitled “How Much Freedom do Students have while Choosing their Undergraduate Course?”

One study in the Journal of Child and Family Studies found that parents’ excessive involvement in their children’s lives yields unfavourable results. The lead author Holly Schiffrin argues, ‘Parents are sending an unintentional message to their children that they are not competent.’ This is in turn, could result in feelings of depression and dissatisfaction.”

https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/how-much-freedom-do-students-have-while-choosing-their-undergraduate-course-101901

How much freedom do students have while choosing their undergraduate course? (The News Minute)

Develop a Gratitude Attitude (Max Sports & Fitness)

Miriam Liss and Holly Schiffrin, “Balancing the Big Stuff: Finding Happiness in Work, Family, and Life” (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014)