"Back in my day, we used to walk 5 miles to school in sub-zero temperatures without batting an eyelid. Not like you spoiled little brats these days!" We all have an older relative who says things like this, despairing of the coddled youth with their smartphones, crappy music and parents that seemingly can't say no to their every demand.
And you know what? They might actually have a point. Although the world might seem like a more dangerous place now, kids of previous generations had to make their own entertainment, learn to look after themselves from a younger age and take far more risks while doing so. Parents didn't have things like Mumsnet to help them with every little issue or, alternatively, guilt and stress them out for giving kids too much freedom to learn from their own mistakes.
To celebrate the more eccentric approaches of old-school parenting, we here at GIGGAG have put together a list of parents and their kids doing things that would horrify the mommy and daddy bloggers and Instagrammers of today. What's your opinion on the evolution of parenting over the years? Scroll down below to check out the vintage photos for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!
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That's one strong mom
This makes me uncomfortable.
your mum is cooler then i will ever be also cute lion
If I was in Germany in 1955 I'd need a drink and a cigarette too.
So many possibilities how this can go horrificly wrong..
Before physics was invented.
I hung in bars too when I was little. Then they wouldn't let me back in until I was 20 - I must have been a rough toddler.
My father threw me into Tampa Bay. I was about 3 years old. I learned to swim in a hurry, because there were scary things swimming around in that water! Google "Horseshoe Crab" and you'll understand.
Safety first! Remember to properly attach the baby seat with the convenient succion cups to the gas tank before putting your baby in it.
Grandpa is not impressed, he has seen it all.
Bubblegum cigarettes still were a thing in the 80s. :)
And his Awesome fashion choices. Cut off tummy top, micro running shorts and Sears Roebuck velcro kicks was my go to in '85 too! but he tops it off with that cherry Tom Selleck stash. Your dad is a legend.
Excuse my ignorance, but ... What is wrong with chicken?
We had one when we were kids. There was the button in the middle for the horn.
Ha cigar is backwards!
what no cigarette? well she tried..
Meh, we did this all the time when I was a kid and I turned out just fi– wait...
Poor lion : (
I'm scared for that bear, it's gonna fall.
From the infamous Thai temple tiger farm. https://www.traffic.org/news/thai-seizure-of-a-dozen-captive-tigers-resurrects-farming-threat/