20 Old School Parenting Photos That Would Probably Get Them Arrested Today

Parents are famous for saying things like, “well, back in my day we did things differently” or “kids these days are too sensitive.” While there is some gravity to these points, there are also many things that have changed over the years, and with great reason. Installing child seatbelts in cars for instance, or advising pregnant women against smoking.

It can be eye-opening to look back on how drastically different parenting used to be for earlier generations. Check out these old school parenting photos below.

1. “Dad: Let’s take a picture that will make Mom angry 1970”

2. “I was not a popular child. 1995.”

3. “No One is Born Racist 1992”

4. “How kids became legends, 1990’s.”

5. “Two boys embracing each other’s culture 1965”

6. “Getting serious helmet-less air in the San Fernando Valley circa mid-70’s”

7. “Budapest Marketplace, 1984”

8. “My dad got in trouble for skipping school because the local paper printed this picture of him, 1984”

9. “Children’s Motor Wheel, 1927”

10. “Stealing a drink of wine at a wedding while my mom (behind me) isn’t looking. (1987)”


11. “Back in the day. 1950s to be exact. Check out that car seat.”

12. “My mother-in-law riding a bear at 2 years old.”

13. “My dad showing off his parenting skills 1985.”

14. “Me back in 1991 just your typical Aussie kid drinking XXXXlight beer and holding a baby crocodile!”

15. “California marijuana initiative rally 1972. That’s me in the box and my parents in the picture.”

16. “Me, 1958, relaxing after my bath with Toby, I was never again this cool.”

17. The ultimate BMX mom.

18. “Car seat safety in 1958. Not strapped into anything, these seats relied on the mother to put her arm out and stop the baby from falling forward.”

19. “Harley with a baby seat, 1962.”

20. “My mother and grandmother demonstrating safety standards in the 1960s.”



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