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Take a good look at yourself. Seems your parents did a halfway decent job raising you up to this point.

How did they do that?

In his book "Mommy Knows Worst : Highlights from the Golden Age of Bad Parenting Advice," author James Lileks exposes a volume of bad child-rearing suggestions from the 1940s and 1950s, such as feeding babies laxatives or dousing children in oil before placing them in the hot sun.

Click the START link below to be shown 10 samples of truly bad advice from Lileks' book, alongside a few beauties we made up. Can you determine which is real and which are phony? Before you begin, take this good advice: truth is often stranger than fiction.

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