04/12/2012 10:31 am ET Updated Jun 12, 2012

Bad Parenting Techniques That Are Actually Good For Kids?

Anyone who grew up in the '80s knows that parenting used to be a whole other ball of wax.Allergies were rare, kids roamed the suburbs in roving bicycle gangs and unsupervised adventures were around every corner.

Kids who grew up in the '90s couldn't leave the house without a speech on stranger danger and an extra dose of Flintstones vitamins, just in case.

But it turns out there are some things that lazy/negligent parents kind of got right.


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