9 Intense Forms of Discipline Courtesy of Latino Parents
For most people flip flops have zero relevance to discipline, but Latinos react to the word chancla with a twitch of horror. It’s only surpassed in fear by the infamous “en la casa arreglamos” phrase. Here’s the scale of punishments as taught by our parents.
No words necessary.
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That one boy’s “I see dead people” whisper had nothing on mami’s “Te lo comes todo o vas a ver,” “Te calmas o te calmo” or any variation of these. These phrases kept us up at night more than anything else.
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You went to the house of God to listen and worship the Lord…or else.
“En la casa arreglamos.” You were so dead.
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The equivalent of freestyle for punishments. An unexpected reaction that triggered mami or papi to throw anything they could get their hands on.
One single slap on either cheek “para que llores por algo.”
Wet Slap / Double Slap
You messed up so bad, mom would either stop doing the dishes just to slap you with soapy hands, or she’d slap you on both cheeks, you know, to even things out.
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“Te doy has las 3. Una, dos y… ??.”
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This is where childhood trauma started. Pants down.