Parenting advice isn’t like wine. It doesn’t always get better with age. Sure, there’s the odd old-school chestnut that stands the test of time (treat others as you’d like to be treated; choose your battles) but a lot of what used to pass for common sense, it turns out, is total BS. Read on for the some of the most ridiculous—and in some cases, dangerous—outdated parenting notions that we’re happy to see fading into history.
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