Soviet Parenting

There are some really great parenting practices that were common among Soviet parents: a lot of outside play irrespective of weather, taking kids to the beach for at least 3-4 weeks a year irrespective of the cost and difficulty, giving them a lot of garlic in winter as a prophylaxis for colds, giving these – I have no idea how to translate it, curd snacks? – instead of candy, an avoidance of antibiotics unless they are really really needed, fostering a love of soups (which are a great vehicle unobtrusively to introduce the garlic in winter), serving fresh fruit at every meal, etc.

If all of this weren’t accompanied with outlandish degrees of mental and physical abuse, it would be really fantastic.

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