Game of Thrones parenting video: A guide from Ned, Cersei, and Stannis.

Don’t Burn Your Daughter Alive, and Other Important Parenting Tips From Game of Thrones

Don’t Burn Your Daughter Alive, and Other Important Parenting Tips From Game of Thrones

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June 12 2015 12:45 PM

Game of Thrones Teaches Us How to Parent

Lesson One: Don’t ritualistically sacrifice your daughter.

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Incest, overage breast-feeding, lessons in sadism, death sentences: all ace parenting decisions from Game of Thrones. What results is a world in which Stannis Baratheon isn’t the worst father in Westeros, and he just burned his daughter at the stake. Should you be looking for advice on how not to raise a child, then watch the video above, a visual guide to the Seven Kingdoms’ most egregious parenting methods. And in the meantime, someone give George R.R. Martin a hug.

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