Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

30 Things Our Parents Did That Would Get Them Arrested Today. Who Remembers #8?

Raising children in the 70’s and 80’s looks very different than today and it’s not just because of the fashion at that time. Mommy blogger Ilana Wiles decided to interview her own mom to discover the difference between today and yesteryear.

What she discovered was that a lot of things that were commonplace 30 years ago may land someone behind bars for child endangerment. Everything from not wearing helmets when riding bicycles to feeding infants juice makes us wonder how we made it to adulthood in the first place. Perhaps the scariest of all was the absence of car seats. When Wiles asked her mom if she ever used car seats, the response was very casual, “I have no idea. Do you remember if you used a carseat?”

Despite the lack of safety, a whole generation survived and thrived happily. We all love and reminisce over not our lack of bicycle helmets but the countless bike rides with friends and families and the songs sung on road trips sans secured seating. Even Wiles’ mom admits there were things she wished she had used back then that are available today like suction bowls and food catcher bibs. Let’s enjoy a trip down memory lane.

#1. Riding in the front seat was no big deal.

Riding in the front seat was no big deal.

#2. It's about family time not the fact that kids are in the back of a pickup.

It's about family time not the fact that kids are in the back of a pickup.

#3. Everyone played with fireworks. You just had to have quick reflexes.

Everyone played with fireworks. You just had to have quick reflexes.

#4. You were supposed to be sleeping not playing.

You were supposed to be sleeping not playing.

#5. Helmets? Our heads were strong enough.

Helmets? Our heads were strong enough.

#6. You didn't have to play with lighters given some toy options at that time.

You didn't have to play with lighters given some toy options at that time.

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