Things your parents did that you never do to your kids

Letting kids ride in the car unrestrained: For many years, kids rode unrestrained in cars.

Smoking around kids: While there are still some parents who might smoke in front of their kids.

Giving kids soda: While most parents today stick to organic baby food, in the 1950s, believe it or not

Allowing kids to take public transportation alone: A few decades ago, it wasn't uncommon to see young children riding public transportation on their own.

Biting children to keep them from biting others: Just a few decades ago, the "do as I say, not as I do" approach was pretty big with parents.

Giving babies bourbon to help with teething pain: Long before there were teething toys and pain-relief products.

Giving kids alcohol to get them to sleep: In a text from 1920, psychiatrist Esther Harding wrote.

Letting infants cry for hours: The idea of letting babies cry endlessly would horrify most modern moms and dads.

Letting kids roam as they pleased: Parents would regularly let kids roam around the neighborhood and in nearby forests.

Watching TV all day: If you grew up in the '80s and '90s, then you probably watched TV from the moment you got home from school until bedtime.

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