Much like fashion trends or scientific discoveries, parenting tips evolve with the times. The advice your grandparents' and even parents' generations lived by to raise their children is a far cry from the advice experts promote today. Chances are, after hearing a few pieces of outdated expert parenting advice you should ignore, you'll be glad that you're raising children in today's era.
If you've ever had a conversation with any person who feels they've earned the right to give you parental input that starts with the words "in my day we did this" or "we did that, and my kid turned out just fine" you're probably familiar with a few of these pieces of sage advice that used to be considered normal.
Experts had very different ideas about what they considered quality parenting (hello, no seat belts and stomach sleeping.) And although some trends were worse than others, thanking the parenting gods that experts have move beyond these outdated parenting styles is in everyone's best interests. Although every family will differ when it comes to discipline, feeding, routine and many other aspects of family life, these pieces of advice from past experts are outdated at best, and ridiculous at worst.