Parenting, like other areas of life, is subject to fads and trends that come and go.
It's no surprise that as the world around them changes, parents figure out better ways to handle some common issues with kids.
If you thought the Y2K trend of mommy blogging changed the parenting game, imagine what social media has done to it.
Here are some looks at good things past parenting has offered, as well as some current trends we desperately need to ditch.
Retire: Gentle-ish parenting
Bring Back: Family dinners, every night
Bring Back: Basic birthdays
Retire: Gender reveals
Bring Back: Playing games together
Retire: Bulldozer parenting
Bring Back: Time outdoors
Retire: Stage (or sports or social media) parenting
Bring Back: Chore charts
Retire: Tablets at restaurants
Bring back: Doing nothing
Retire: Pranking your kids
Bring back: Being a stickler for manners
Retire: Prefix-suffix names
Bring back: Focusing on social skills
Retire: Bad competitive energy
Bring Back: Letting kids enjoy their own homes
Retire: Overpacked schedule
Bring Back: Simple school lunches
What do you think? Is modern parenting the move, or did they have it right back in the day? Let's discuss in the comments.