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23 Things Parents Used to Do That Would Horrify People Today

Best Life Logo By Sarah Crow of Best Life | Slide 1 of 24: Ask any parent and they’ll tell you that doing the right thing for their kids isn’t always as easy as it sounds. With new parenting trends, changing regulations, and the price of everything from clothing to food skyrocketing, it’s not always easy to know what’s best for your little ones.However, the vast majority of contemporary parents can pat themselves on the back for at least one thing: They’re no longer abiding by the questionable—even dangerous—advice parents were following just a few decades ago. Read on to discover some once-standard parenting choices that would horrify most parents today. And for more parenting developments, find out How Parenting Has Changed Since the 1950s.

23 Things Parents Used to Do That Would Horrify People Today

Ask any parent and they’ll tell you that doing the right thing for their kids isn’t always as easy as it sounds. With new parenting trends, changing regulations, and the price of everything from clothing to food skyrocketing, it’s not always easy to know what’s best for your little ones.

However, the vast majority of contemporary parents can pat themselves on the back for at least one thing: They’re no longer abiding by the questionable—even dangerous—advice parents were following just a few decades ago. Read on to discover some once-standard parenting choices that would horrify most parents today. And for more parenting developments, find out How Parenting Has Changed Since the 1950s.

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