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Fear: The Oldest Form of Latino Discipline

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Fear is, undoubtedly, the oldest and most effective form of control for Latino parents…and they were very well aware of this. They made sure our childhood was full of macabre myths that would keep us away from any modestly fun thing. Here’s what they scared us with…

El Chamuco

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Mami’s warning to all middle school girls: the cute guy asking you to dance is really the devil in disguise. Just don’t.

Coco

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No sleeping pill in the entire universe would ever work after hearing about el coco.

Robachicos

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Every time your mom took you shopping you stayed glued to her out of fear of being kidnapped.

La Llorona

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Fear of drowning didn’t keep you away from the river banks. La Llorona on the other hand, she meant some serious business.

La mano peluda

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Not even the urge to pee could get you out of your bed at night.

Chupacabras

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Initially this beast would only feed on animals. Then Primer Impacto informed it was also feasting on young children and mom became a psychological terrorist.

El Hombre con la Bolsa

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You didn’t go around flashing your jewelry, because your bling could end on on this thief’s freaky collection.

What did your parents scare you with? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to click the share button below!

Let’s Take A Moment To Honor The Life And Legacy Of Walter Mercado Who Guides Us Through Life

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Let’s Take A Moment To Honor The Life And Legacy Of Walter Mercado Who Guides Us Through Life

Raise your hand if your mami y abuela would listen in to Walter Mercado’s every word to start their year and dictate your life accordingly. If you’ve ever been a victim of Mercado’s astrological predictions, then you’ve also been benefited from the pleasure of growing up with the Puerto Rican icon in your living room.

No doubt there have been days that your mom also gave you money because Mercado said you would have good fortune that day. Walter Mercado has shaped all our lives in one way or another. Here’s how his life was shaped:

Proof That Our Childhood Costumes Can Be The Inspo We Need For Our 2018 Costumes

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Proof That Our Childhood Costumes Can Be The Inspo We Need For Our 2018 Costumes

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We’re finally starting to cherish the ’90s like it deserves. We’re also living in an era where we’re all fighting to rip the sheep’s clothing off the wolves, and desperately trying to think of a creative Halloween costume for 2018. The good thing is that we can also reach for the nostalgic feelings to fuel our creativity. Growing up Latino meant going hard at Halloween, and not in the Heidi Klum sense.

Our moms sewed the most raggedy costumes for us, or made the best out of a plastic tablecloth. For every photo of you in a different Halloween costume, there’s one of your older brother or prima wearing it the year before. We’re a village and the costumes we have circulating around the family honestly belong in a museum. Or this very cute listicle.

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