Interesting comment printed in The Guardian about parential anxieties, should make some interesting discussion. Some selected quotes:
Teletubbies creator attacks firms
Press Association, Sunday October 2 2011
Teletubbies creator Anne Wood has criticised firms that profit from parents' "anxieties" about how to bring up their children
She said: "There is an awful lot of anxiety being generated which I think is a terrible thing. What I was talking about was just enjoying innocent fun really, having a sing and playing round and round the garden."
She also criticised the Baby Einstein range of educational children's toys, saying: "The idea that there is only one way for a child to be intellectually developed is anathema to me so I hate that and I think that it is again making money out of people's anxieties, which is a shame."