A parenting expert has issued a warning over mums and dad choosing to do Elf on the Shelf for Christmas is a BAD idea.
The parenting expert has warned the phenomenon – which starts tomorrow, December 1 – could be bad for your kids.
The former teacher and child expert has warned kids can find the prospect of being watched by Father Christmas’ trusty little helpers stressful.
She explained: “Typically, we often find smaller, more manageable goals easier to achieve. The same goes for children; asking them to be ‘good’ every moment of every day in December can feel overwhelming.
“Do we really want our children thinking they’re being watched every moment of the day by these festive home invaders! Could the expectation be setting some children up to fail?”
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She continued: “Instead of a naughty elf, what about a helpful elf? Explain to your children that Santa’s elf…