Parenting advice from the '20s may seem a little obscure, but one of the most interesting things about that era, that's still around today, is the prevalence of parenting advice books. This, of course, makes it easier for us to judge those experts and parents on the wacky things they did to their children, which is essentially an extensive a list of things parents in the '20s did that we don't do today. Like, at all, and for good reason.
While I can't speak for everyone, I think it's safe to assume that most people think of the "roaring '20s" when someone references the decade. If it really was roaring, I guess it's no wonder doctors and parents were trying to reign their kids in and keep them from getting spoiled (I'm looking at you, Gatsby and friends). But those roaring '20s parents went to some extreme measures to try to keep their babies from turning into spoiled brats. For example, hand shaking, limited cuddling, and withholding of kisses were among their tactics when it came to showing their children affection. Thankfully, I can safely say the majority of us parents have safely denounced nearly all of their parenting plans nearly 100 years later.
But the '20s did have a few parenting choices we are starting to bring back; mostly baby girl names which have started circling back around and, as a result, are becoming popular again. For example, thank the '20s when you hear names like Hazel, Eleanor and Grace. It'll probably be a while before we hear a Mildred or a Phyllis, though, and it will definitely be a while (read: never) before the following parenting practices become a "thing" again: