Every new parent has someone to look up to once their child arrives into this realm. Many of the techniques that worked for your parents may not be applicable in our society today and yours may not be applicable ten (10) years from now or 20 years from now just as what is applicable today is different from 10 or 20 years ago.
The technological advances that have been made the advances in health care all have a tremendous influence on what is going to happen in the future. Take what you like from your parents’ techniques, and leave the rest. When your children are grown, they will say the same thing about the way you did things. Keep what works for you and let the rest go as you add to your parenting tool box daily.