How does consumerism influence parenting

Belkin, Lisa. 2008.“Consumer Reports and Attachment Parenting.View in a new window New York Times Blog.

M4: Discussions Parenting and Childhood

Our readings/lectures on childhood and parenting center on social class, how parenting styles have evolved, the role of consumerism and other outside sources in shaping childhood.

How does consumerism influence parenting? Provide a solid analysis and concrete examples.