Getting Punished as a Child

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During elementary school many of us remember being on time out atleast once. Having to sit down instead of enjoying a recess was supposed to teach us to be better kids. At home most kids would have a privilege taken away or would be grounded for a few days. That doesn’t seem so bad?

In a Salvadorean family if you were at a relatives home and you were bugging your parents about wanting to go home; that meant trouble. You were usually given that look that meant “wait until we get home.” Once you got home you would usually get a few spanish curse words thrown at you along with “una chanclada.” A chanclada is getting hit by a flip flop or sandal. If that wasn’t on hand than it would usually be anything available like a belt. Being much older now those things really helped me become a responsible and respectful adult.

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