When you become a parent everyone loves to give you advice, particularly the older generation.
Back in their day babies were placid little creatures who slept through the night from early on…
Children were seen and not heard, generally because they were orbiting on their own little planets.
A doctor’s advice could always be trusted.
Cigarettes were good for your health, and that of your precious baby.
And if an advert in the paper said something was safe, of course you believed it. Why would they lie?
It’s never too soon to start thinking about those awkward teen years.
But if you find the kids got too active you could always pop them in some cellophane to play. After a few minutes they will have calmed right down.
And finally, because there’s only so many great parenting tips you can take in one hit…
So the next time the older generation implies your parenting methods aren’t good enough, think of where they got their advice.
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