16 Vintage Photos Of Old-School Parenting That Would Never Fly Today

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.

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#1 Me Back In 1991 Just Your Typical Aussie Kid Drinking Xxxxlight Beer(I Wasn’t Aloud Heavies Back Then) And Holding A Baby Crocodile

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#My Mother And Grandmother Demonstrating Safety Standards In The 1960s

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#3 If Your Mum Didn’t Lay On The Ground Making Herself Into A Ramp For Your New BMX, Did She Even Love You? 1980’s

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#4 California Marijuana Initiative Rally 1972. That’s Me In The Box And My Parents In The Picture

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#5 My Dad And His Veterinarian Mother, With Their Pet Lion Which They Raised For Two Years, 1959

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#6 Princess Yvonne And Prince Alexander In Germany, 1955

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#7 A Couple Ice Skating With Their Baby, 1937

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#8 Infant Me, My Mother & Father At A Bar Because That’s How Parents Rolled In The Early ’80s

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#9 The Pinnacle Of Parenting: 1930s Swimming Lesson

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#10 Car Seat Safety In 1958. Not Strapped In To Anything, These Seats Relied On The Mother To Put Her Arm Out And Stop The Baby From Falling Forward

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#11 My Mother-In-Law Riding A Bear At 2 Years Old

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#12 Harley With A Baby Seat, 1962

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#13 A Photo Of Me Dressed Up As My Dad, With My Dad (1982)

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#14 My Mom In The Hospital After Giving Birth To My Sister. Canada 1978. Smokes And Roasted Chicken

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#15 Back In The Day. 1950s To Be Exact. Checkout That Car Seat

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#16 Just A Photo Of Yours Truly (At 11 Years) Petting A Full Grown Tiger. My Mom Calls It Her “Bad Parenting Moment”

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