Taking issue with Elf on the Shelf?  Let’s take issue only with what goes to the heart and soul of a child’s being and with what motives are instilled in a child for relationships and behavior. Motivate our children through deep interest and empathy, never through greediness for toys or fear of being watched.  Elf on a Shelf?  Well worth making an issue!  We can each list the reason why. They are many but they will be more convincing and mean the most to us when we come up with them ourselves.

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