Do you live in a culture in which people believe it is fine to occasionally scare children with things like this so they behave? I know in Germany there are also characters that are meant to scare children into good behavior, like a bad Santa helper that punishes bad kids, Knecht Ruprecht, or long nailed Struwwelpeter. We don’t have those scary characters in Latin cultures, nor in USA.

When my Leo misbehaves I say “only good boys get to play with the iPad” 🙂

You can see other frightening illustrations from Norwegian children’s books here.

Struwwelpeter in a 1917 edition - Via Wikipedia

Struwwelpeter in a 1917 edition – Via Wikipedia

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