I do think that parents put pressure on their children by wanting them to have better lives than they had. To some degree it's okay because they're just trying to protect their kids. However, they also need to let them go out and make their own mistakes. Some kids can't take it and rebel against their parents. Others take the advice and make sure to make the choices their parents would want.
On the TV, and in movies, you see all kinds of different situations. I think in some cases they can even influence kids today, for better, or for worse. I also think that in the case of a rebel child, the parents should back off a little. Everyone has a limit when it comes to pressure.