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Myths mothers tell to their kids

Hands up who hasn’t have a mother or grandmother that was telling you when you were little histories about what would happen to you if you’d do (or don’t) what they were telling you. In order to get their goal, say drink your juice, eat fruit or go early to bed. Their imagination let us with memorable stories that we now remember with a smile.

Probably one of the most repeated during the summer is the one about not taking a bath in cold water up to two hours after eating. Their explanation is that we would have cramps and may drown. While this can happen, it is not necessary to wait two hours.

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Best diet when pregnant

Even though some bathrooms are really filthy, mother’s recommendation “Don’t use the public bathroom or you will get who knows what” is a bit alarmist. If you are a woman, you probably have had a master class on how to bend without touching the WC. Sitting is forbidden!

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Whey (that liquid on top of the yogurt) is the healthiest part of yogurt

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Best diet when pregnant

Whey (that liquid on top of the yogurt) is the healthiest part of yogurt

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Best diet when pregnant

Who hasn’t heard: “Drink that orange juice fast, or it will loose all the vitamins!”

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Best diet when pregnant

“If you shave, hair will grow stronger”

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Another classic is to be told that you shouldn’t watch TV that close, because you can get crossed-eye or even blind!

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Another classic is to be told that you shouldn’t watch TV that close, because you can get crossed-eye or even blind!

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Mums think that the chewing gum we accidentally swallow (or not) will remain in the stomach for seven years.

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Something similar would happen to watermelon seeds, which could even germinate.

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Be careful with frogs and toads, because you will get warts if you touch them.

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Don’t make a fool and squint, or you will stay like that forever.

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If you don’t sleep enough, you will not grow appropriately.

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Another one related with growth... if you don’t drink milk, you wouldn’t grow tall.

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Another one related with growth... if you don’t drink milk, you wouldn’t grow tall.

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