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Krampus Space Jesus 1 child; United States 159 posts
Dec 16th '16

Do you tell your kids about Krampus? 

My mom's boyfriend told me about Krampus a few years ago (his mom is from Germany) .. if you don't know - he's basically the anti-Santa .. popular in Europe .. instead of Santa bringing coal (because it's an energy source as was explained to me) he puts the bad kids in a sack & beats them. 

I told L about Krampus just as I've told her about Santa .. but I saw a video on Facebook & the comments were full of women saying "if you teach you kids about Krampus, it's child abuse" .. thoughts? 

*R [E]N%A/Y ¥ 2 kids; Kansas city, MO, United States 4704 posts
Dec 16th '16

I haven't told my kids because I don't really know much about it,  my parents didn't tell me about him. 
It depends on how the story was told I guess.  It can be pretty scary if you r kid thinks they will get hauled away and beat if they don't clean up after them selves.  

*R [E]N%A/Y ¥ 2 kids; Kansas city, MO, United States 4704 posts
Dec 16th '16

With the way my kids have been acting these last weeks this might be a good idea to show them lol

ChavieChavo 2 kids; Western, PA, United States 3597 posts
Dec 16th '16

No I don't see the point in telling a child about Krampus . The movie is on ondemand, I going to watch because now I'm curious lol . I don't think telling your kid is child abuse though ... just something I wouldn't bother telling mine . Here you get coal, not beat up in a sack lmao 

Consuela* United States 5029 posts
Dec 16th '16

No, I'm not going to tell my child that there is a goat like monster that hits you with a branch if you are naughty. Just like I don't use physical punishment in my house. 
I don't see the point, don't most of us tell our kids there is no monster under your bed? Why wwould I tell them about a pretend monster. There are already enough real human ones out in the world they have to worry about.

Space Jesus 1 child; United States 159 posts
Dec 16th '16

L is overall a really good kid .. all I had was to tell her about him once & she was so wide-eyed. I'll just remind her here & there that Santa & Krampus are watching. She's got thick skin - if I thought it would traumatize her, I wouldn't have told her .. 

Space Jesus 1 child; United States 159 posts
Dec 16th '16

Quoting ChavieChavo:
No I don't see the point in telling a child about Krampus . The movie is on ondemand, I going to watch because now I'm curious lol . I don't think telling your kid is child abuse though ... just something I wouldn't bother telling mine . Here you get coal, not beat up in a sack lmao 


I didn't like the movie much - I recommend A Christmas Horror Story though .. it's on Netflix 

Ohana❤ 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Nvr, NL, United States 1904 posts
Dec 16th '16

No I have not told my kids and I don't plan on it. My parents never told me as a child either. I do not think it's considered child abuse just by telling your child tho. 

Turd.<3 Due November 22 (girl); 2 kids; United States 2318 posts
Dec 16th '16

My mom did as a joke to the 2 and 3 yo. It stuck. We don't go into detail, we just mention his name anymore and they're good. Lol. I asked my mom if she thought that was okay, and she said they do it in Europe and their kids are fine. So whatever

lamb_nodules 2 kids; United Kingdom 3728 posts
Dec 16th '16

We had Krampus growing up. Literally no one is scared of him. People commenting are ones who didn't grow up with the tradition and are just talking shit. 

Britny 4 kids; 1 angel baby; ,, ,, United States 20873 posts
Dec 16th '16

No I wouldn't and never would
I think that's really messed up

Britny 4 kids; 1 angel baby; ,, ,, United States 20873 posts
Dec 16th '16

Quoting lamb_nodules:
We had Krampus growing up. Literally no one is scared of him. People commenting are ones who didn't grow up with the tradition and are just talking shit. 


Or have a f**king opinion different than yours
and did know the stupid af tradition 

lamb_nodules 2 kids; United Kingdom 3728 posts
Dec 16th '16

Quoting B♡:

Or have a f**king opinion different than yours
and did know the stupid af tradition 


Shy

Britny 4 kids; 1 angel baby; ,, ,, United States 20873 posts
Dec 16th '16

Quoting lamb_nodules:

Shy


Seriously though 
you literally act so pompous everytime you post.

you arent the all knowing one.

jfc

it's like God forbid anyone have a different opinion

αͷtͷmnαƪ Hogwarts, .., United Kingdom 77414 posts
Dec 16th '16

I don't recalling hearing of it prior to the movie. My dad's full-blooded German. I don't think he grew up with it. He nor my grandparents ever mentioned it.