Thursday, March 22, 2012

We're All Friends Here

One of the arguments for sending children to school is socialization. They’ll learn to get along with other kids, develop relationships, and form close friendships. Well, maybe not the latter so much. At least not in certain parts of the U.K.Schools ban children making best friends:

Teachers are banning schoolkids from having best pals — so they don't get upset by fall-outs.

Instead, the primary pupils are being encouraged to play in large groups.
Educational psychologist Gaynor Sbuttoni said the policy has been used at schools in Kingston, South West London, and Surrey.

She added: "I have noticed that teachers tell children they shouldn't have a best friend and that everyone should play together.

Everyone should play together. Everyone is the same. Every outcome should be "fair." Don’t worry. They’re teaching your children well.