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Urgent warning to parents about the ‘dark side’ of the Coles and Woolworths Stikeez and Ooshies craze

Urgent warning to parents about the ‘dark side’ of the craze of the Coles and Woolworths collectibles – with obsessive behavior that endangers children

  • The behavior of parents has a negative influence on children during fad in collectibles
  • Obsession about figurines encourages the same behavior in children, warned the expert
  • Coles caused madness after releasing new Stikeez characters on Wednesday

An expert has warned parents that obsession with supermarket items has a negative effect on their children.

On Wednesday, the Australian supermarket Coles released its new fruit and vegetable-inspired Stikeez range.

Associate professor Jana Bowden of Macquarie University said that parents who are obsessed with the new figurines – and others such as Woolworths Ooshies – encourage the same behavior in their children.

An expert has warned parents that their behavior has negative consequences for children during the craze of Coles and Woolworths

An expert has warned parents that their behavior has negative consequences for children during the craze of Coles and Woolworths

Coles' new statues (photo) were launched on February 12 and parents can get one after spending $ 30

Coles' new statues (photo) were launched on February 12 and parents can get one after spending $ 30

Coles’ new statues (photo) were launched on February 12 and parents can get one after spending $ 30

“That specific aspect is potentially harmful because it encourages obsessive behavior, compulsive behavior, and addictive collecting behavior,” she said. Yahoo.

However, she also said that the collectibles bring families together.

“They attract customers and the most important thing is to let the whole family shop together, where children are not normally involved in shopping decisions,” she said.

‘Campaigns like this bring families together and socialize children into what to look for, how to shop for them and when to spend money. It is therefore smart to start the shopping cycle early. ”

Shoppers can purchase the new range of Coles collectibles for every $ 30 spent at the store or online checkout.

The limited-edition collection contains 24 new characters, based on essential food groups, including fruits, vegetables, dairy products, proteins and grains.

Woolworths released 'Ooshies' last year (photo) after the release of the Lion King movie

Woolworths released 'Ooshies' last year (photo) after the release of the Lion King movie

Woolworths released ‘Ooshies’ last year (photo) after the release of the Lion King movie

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