Extreme Parenting & Wild, Wild Kids! Part 2

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The Joys and Perils of Having Interesting Kids

“Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.”
― Bill Ayers

“What a kid I got, I told him about the birds and the bees and he told me about the butcher and my wife.”
― Rodney Dangerfield

Today we have a funny (and sometimes very bizarre) image compilation focusing on unusual bits of parenting of fascinating and energetic kids. Read the previous part here

Unorthodox activities with (dubious) rewards

Baby + Tuba = According to Urban Dictionary, "Baby Tuba" is "something that you hear when you are very tired and your very awake friend is blabbing at you":

(vintage photograph circa 1923)

This looks like fun! (but is it safe?) -

(image credit: Nationaal Archief / Spaarnestad Photo)

Baby is puzzled by a scary mask: "Confront" by Sigrun Thorvardar, Reykjavik, Iceland:

(image credit: Sigrun Thorvardar, Reykjavik, Iceland)

Have fun dangling from an airplane! -

Wonderful family outing in Amsterdam:

(image via)

Some very inventive parenting on part of dads:

Kids can fall asleep just about anywhere:

Wrong age, wrong clothes:

(image via)

(right: "mailing children is forbidden"; photo from Smithsonian Institution via)

Even weirder:

(originals unknown)

Atomic Energy: Safe! Exciting! Real! -

Happy Children

“No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.”
― Bill Cosby

Pioneers drinking Coca-Cola:

Meanwhile in France... this child is so vibrant and full of joie de vivre! (photo by Henri Cartier-Bresson):

(image credit: Henri Cartier-Bresson)

And this kid is busy playing against the Wise Men of the World: this is Samuel Reshevsky at the age of eight, against several chess masters in France:

(image via)

Child actress Sybil Jason, who also starred with Shirley Temple in the "Little Princess" (1939):

(image via)

Speaking of little princesses, here are a bunch of them enjoying super-guns and a chrome bluster-buzzsaw:

Norman Rockwell's illustrations often feature boys and girls full of innocent charm:

(illustration by Norman Rockwell, via)

And this is our favorite lovely photograph of a child (and a cat as a bonus):

(original unknown)

Little hand... profound joy... -

(image credit: ManicMind)

Priceless Facial Expressions

The following photo became a widespread "Skeptical Baby" meme; the original photo was taken by North Carolina family photographer Jarod Knoten:

(top image credit: Jarod Knoten, via)


NOT calmness -

Fear -

Wild, Wild Children

These are toddlers from hell, literally - a Predator baby vs. an Alien baby (art by Edwin David):

(image via)

Another point of view (interesting collage):

(image via)

Adventures without a Head (photo from "Faces of Asia" series by Yoppy Pieter):

(image credit: Yoppy Pieter)

Early encounters with a goose in Russia:

We're not afraid of anything! -

Something that probably needs to be done in every house with small kids:


Also Read "Love, Romance and Tight Finances"! ->

Wild Parenting Series: Part 4,
Part 3, Part 2, Part 1


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Blogger BJ Niegowski said...

This looks like fun! (but is it safe?) -
#1 Who cares....
#2 I can honestly tell you that most probably everyone in that picture died....

Anonymous Rob said...

Bill Ayers, FWIW, was raised in a well-to-do permissive family, and returned the favor by exhorting his followers to "Kill Your Parehts."


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