June 15, 2024

Schiffrin Shares Parenting Research With MSN

Professor of Psychological Science Holly Schiffrin

Professor of Psychological Science Holly Schiffrin

Professor of Psychology Holly Schiffrin contributed to an article titled “Science Suggests Parents Are Taking Parenting Too Far” on MSN.com. “When I was in college, there was no parental involvement unless there was some kind of crisis,” she said in the piece. “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.” Read more.

Science Suggests Parents Are Taking Parenting Too Far (MSN.com)

Liss and Schiffrin Share Expertise on Helicopter Parenting

Professor of Psychological Science and Department Chair Miriam Liss (left) and Professor of Psychological Science Holly Schiffrin

Professor of Psychological Science and Department Chair Miriam Liss (left) and Professor of Psychological Science Holly Schiffrin

Professor of Psychological Science and Department Chair Miriam Liss and Professor of Psychological Science Holly Schiffrin spoke to Bored Panda about the effects of helicopter parenting for an article titled “40 Insane Screenshots Of Parents Taking It Upon Themselves To Make Their Kids’ Lives Hell.” Read the article.h

40 Insane Screenshots Of Parents Taking It Upon Themselves To Make Their Kids’ Lives Hell (Bored Panda)

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)