MB - "What are your predictions this holiday season?"
EOTS - "I believe this year is going to be challenging. Lots going on in the world and it's hard to keep up with all the new technology out there. Plus there was a shortage of candy canes this year.....it's going to be tough."
MB - "What are some fo the biggest behaviour problems and issues you've exprienced over the years?"
EOTS - "The biggy for me is not listening. Kids just tune out their Parents so much that it really drives a lot of traffic to the 'naughty list'."
MB - "Well, you know I'm a Parenting Coach specializing in children's behaviour & discipline. How can I help?"
EOTS - "We really have to colab and work on Parents and kids connecting more with each other. We all seem to be plugged into technology but there is such a huge disconnect in the world between people. We can do more on social media but will have to remember to limit screen time......am I right?"
MB - "What's your take about kids who get sad on December 24th when it's your last day and they won't see you till next year?"
EOTS - "Yeah, that one is a real bummer. It can be really hard to leave. I usually take a lot of photos and keep them visible so that I can always remember the good times. Sometimes I journal as well. I know, I know. Even us Elves gotta be mindful."
MB - "Biggest take away here for Parents?"
EOTS - "The holiday season comes once a year but your kids are yours forever and ever. Cherish them each and every day as you do your Christmas traditions. Connect to yourselves and your kids. They LOVE you so much......I can't get over all the texts and emails on how many Christmas wishes kids send to their Parents. It brings tears to my eyes, goes straight to the heart (sniff)."
MB - "Thank you so much Elf on the Shelf. You are a true inspiration! I will do my best to help you....help Santa....help the Parents....and of course, help the kids."
EOTS - "Anytime. Peace out."
MB - "Can we take a selfie before you go?"
EOTS - "LOVE elfie-selfies!!!!"