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23 Things Our Parents Did That We Could Never Do Today

23 Things Our Parents Did That We Could Never Do Today | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
From dangerous teething solutions to questionable carseats, these pieces of bad parenting advice from a few decades ago would horrify today's moms and dads.
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I AM A SURVIVOR of just about all these things. Though I never heard of bathing in oil (that sounds too adult) or the corn syrup; the bourbon while teething was actually quite enjoyable (if you learned to work it, the parents just slapped more on your gums).

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Oh hell yes, I survived – my father smoking 4 ½ packs a DAY, no seat belts, drinking from the hose, broken playground equipment, getting hit in the head by sister holy water for an ”alleged” infraction (a Catholic thing) – and more. Somehow we - the population - not only survived, but grew by millions!

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Today life is better, safer. The experts tell us that.

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They’re full of it. It used to be way more fun.

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Churn human to Borg.

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World grants dying boy's wish to be famous - CNN.com

World grants dying boy's wish to be famous - CNN.com | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Dorian Murray, 8, is dying from rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer, and he has one wish: to be famous. Thousands spelled out a message of #DStrong for him.
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not sure what to say here - reminds me of a time many years ago when i spent time every few weeks in the company of a 7 year old boy while he was receiving chemo...   he was a smart kid - he knew his time was short - he said he was sad to not be able to grow up with his friends and to learn about life - he had already lost all his hair, but he did not lose his smile - he actually wished he could be doing other things with whatever time he had but he was doing the chemo for his parents who refused to believe that there was no cure....  yeah, he was a kid intelligent beyond his years - he would never be a name remembered - if you desire, share this story for this little 8 year old guy, grant him his wish and help make him famous - we can do that now with the internet - and the world

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Britney Spears: Motherhood taught me how to put others' needs ahead of my own

Britney Spears: Motherhood taught me how to put others' needs ahead of my own | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Britney Spears has changed a lot over the years, but nothing changed her quite like her two boys, Sean Preston, 11, and Jayden, 10.
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want to fix the world?  what do you teach your kids?  

"[Motherhood] has taught me how to put others' needs ahead of my own."

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Here's what today's kids want to be when they grow up

Here's what today's kids want to be when they grow up | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Hint: It's not a professional twerker.
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some still want to be cops!

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