Wednesday, May 16, 2012
In England, some primary schools are adopting a "no best friends" policy. That is, they discourage the children from having best friends.
"Why???" you ask.
One might suspect that the reasoning behind this policy would be to avoid cliques on the playground. Not so. The reason that children should not have a best friend is because having a best friend presents the possibility of having a "falling out" with the best friend which will hurt feelings and, in turn, damage the child's psyche.
Since it is important to spare a child any negative experiences, lose close friendships. That sounds like sound advice for psychological well-being. (??!?)
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