17 Reasons Why Kids of the 80s are Tougher Than Everyone Else

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  1. Dad would let you drive as a kid.

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 2. Parents were NOT always watching over their kids all the time.

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3. Sunblock was not a requirement before you go out in the sun.

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4. Only losers and scaredy cats used helmets.
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 5. Second hand smoke was a NORMAL part of the air.

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6. Kids cook unsupervised

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 7. Kids played in the back of station wagons without seatbelts and car seats.

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 8. A lot of pregnant women smoked that a warning campaign needed to be released. 

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9. “Latchkey Kids” were prevalent because childcare wasn’t easily available.

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10. Older siblings were always tasked to watch over the young ones; thus the helmet-less back rides are common when they have to bring their little sisters or brothers with them to play in the neighborhood.

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11. They enjoyed adult-free play dates.

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12. Less guardians meant more opportunities for illicit activities.

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13. Dangerous toys were more accessible.

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14. 80s kids are normally allowed to play with fireworks

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15. The sight of a friend with a plaster cast was normal in almost every clique.

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16. Safety standards were not the priority when designing playgrounds.

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17. Kids riding on flatbeds of pickup trucks was a normal thing.17