Parenting just seems to be more complicated now than it used to be. There's new technology and many more electronics to worry about, new ideas about the best approaches, packed schedules, and more. And while parents and other caregivers are just doing the best they can and doing what they think is the best thing to do, there are some interesting things parents used to do that we should bring back that might help take some of the heat off the parents and also have real benefits for the kids.
It used to be that kids typically weren't quite so scheduled and constantly entertained as they tend to be now. That's for a number of reasons and there are pros and cons to it. There's a balance and it's something that parents are constantly trying to find. To hear some of your older relatives and friends tell it, you might think that today's parenting leaves something to be desired, which can be seriously frustrating, since you're just doing what you think is best. Still, it might not be such a bad idea to bring back some of the things that parents did in the past. From learning to be alone to spending more time outside, here are a few of the parenting tips from the past that we should at least consider bringing back.