It's hard to be a parent in 2016. Sure, in other eras you were more likely to die in childbirth, but in 2016, we have the internet. From horrific local news reports to Pinterest pages from your crafty mommy friends, it's a non-stop barrage of fear and uncertainty—and the worst offenders are scientists. Scientists love making up studies just to prove you're a bad parent. Here are five things you're doing wrong this week that prove your child would be better off shoveling coal in Victorian England.

1. Making them stop sucking their thumbs or biting their nails.