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18 of the Most Outdated Pieces of Parenting Advice We’ve Ever Heard

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Don’t sit so close to the TV, you’ll go blind!

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I heard this over and over again when I was a kid. If there was any science behind this, ANY AT ALL, literally no one in the world would be able to see. Sitting too close to the TV can cause eyestrain, yes. But, here’s the kicker: kids are able to focus at close distances without eyestrain better than adults! So if your kid wants to sit 4 inches from Spongebob, more power to them.

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