36 Things Our Parents Used To Do That Would Get Them Arrested Today

There’s a huge divide between parenting today and parenting in, say, the 80s and beyond – that’s a given. Therefore, it’s a good thing that there were no camera phones back in those days because, well, let’s just say our parents would’ve been in some serious trouble.

And that’s exactly what Ilana from Mommy Shorts wanted to convey when she shared these photos from her childhood. Ilana, a working mom from NYC who runs a personal blog, then went on to ask her community to submit their own throwback photos as part of a contest. Here are some of our favorites:

1. They didn’t really think much about our welfare in the womb.


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2. Or anytime after, come to think of it.


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3. They had absolutely zero regard for car safety.


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4. I mean, look at that car seat!


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5. Tying it down with rope was their definition of ‘security’.


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6. They also broke the cardinal rule and put car seats in the front seat…


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7. …or worse.


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8. Sometimes, they didn’t bother with car seats at all.


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9. After all, your older sister’s lap should be safe enough, right?


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10. A seatbelt around the elbow should work just fine, too.


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