This show teaches good lessons. As for what candide said about Ward praising his father's liberal use of a razor strap, Ward does not praise this. He sometimes says things like this in anger, but he always realizes that there's a better route to go by the time he calms down. If you look closely at the episodes, you'll notice that Ward doesn't discipline in anger. Ward realizes that he has a temper problem. Maybe this is why he takes great pains to wait to discipline Wally and Beaver until he calms down. If any honest criticism can be made about the show, it's that blue collar workers aren't valued. Those workers aren't put down, but their contributions to society and the economy aren't recognized either. Indeed Ward is insistent that his boys go to college. Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course, but that may not be what everyone wants. Indeed when Beaver talks about being a garbage collector or some other lower class occupation, both June and Ward supress that kind of talk. Compare that to SESAME STREET and MISTER ROGERS, where, on both shows, a job is a job. So, while I do recommend LEAVE IT TO BEAVER for everyone, parents ought to tell their children that June and Ward sometimes do cross a line with their views on working class jobs.