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Teaching Common Sense & Safety to Kids

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THIS is how it was done before helicopter parenting took over. How would you feel if your kid brought this booklet home from school TODAY?

Creepy and Violent 1950′s Kids Safety Manual


 Sexy If its unladylike, fattening or fun, I'm in!
  

by on Oct. 8, 2013 at 7:44 AM
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Luvnlogic
by Silver Member on Oct. 8, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Well, it would surely make an impact :)

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Oct. 8, 2013 at 10:47 AM

I have no problem with this and honestly, something like this needs to be handed out instead of watering down reality.

Although I can see many parents completely freaking out.  Don't upset their little snowflakes.

I've always been blunt and honest with my kids about the potential dangers and the possible consequences.

paganbaby
by Teflon Don on Oct. 8, 2013 at 10:54 AM

These are gruesome!

paganbaby
by Teflon Don on Oct. 8, 2013 at 10:55 AM

But yes, I've told my kids pretty much everything here,lol.

momtoscott
by Platinum Member on Oct. 8, 2013 at 11:29 AM

I'm always amazed when I see film from the 50s at how the kids all look like little grownups.  They do in these drawings, too.   (All the kids are white in the examples.  That wouldn't fly today.) 

Children love stories with horrible, violent endings.  


Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Oct. 8, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Probably better than all the bubble wrapping done nowadays.

The ice chest one cracked me up though... bad momniscient. Bad.

Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Oct. 8, 2013 at 11:35 AM

 Interesting.

Radarma
by "OneDar" on Oct. 8, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Love this, and I recall making other mothers mortified about six years ago when I suggested showing my then four year old daredevil son what actually happens to a body when it is hit by a vehicle.


vbway
by Member on Oct. 8, 2013 at 11:38 AM

I am always straight forward with my kids. They know that doing stupid things can get them killed or seriously hurt. My daughter wanted to know what burns from a fire look like. I googled it and showed her. Some of the pics were very graphic. She was 7 at the time. But you know what? She is very cautious around anything that is hot or can start a fire. 

By the way.... love the title. Teaching common sense. It drives me crazy when people say that common sense is stuff that doesn't need to be taught, "everybody already knows it...duh". Comments like that drive me crazy. 

pamelax3
by Gold Member on Oct. 8, 2013 at 11:43 AM

seems like good advice

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