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The not so naughty elf on our shelf

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The elves are back! This little guy being back in the shops means the run up to Christmas has started, and so many people bring elf on the shelf into their homes at the start of December. What's the point?  The elf comes alive at night and ends up getting up to mischief. The child comes downstairs to find out what the elf has got up to during the night. The Elf on the shelf watches the child's behaviour throughout the day and then reports back to Santa if the child has been naughty or nice. While the initial concept seems a good idea, it is flawed. How can we teach our children to behave when the elf themselves misbehaves? If anything the elf sets a bad example.    How to use the elf and still promote positive behaviour.  I have found a resource that has a Christmas kindness countdown. It is abit like a kindness advent calendar. The idea is that the child sticks a bauble onto Santa's beard for each day and they carry out the kind thing marked on the beard. My concept to inc