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BFFs DOA in Some UK Schools


In some schools, the following is forbidden…

Yes, best friends have been banned in some British schools.  For the details, kindly consider the following, from the SUN…

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.

“They are doing it because they want to save the child the pain of splitting up from their best friend. But it is natural for some children to want a best friend. If they break up, they have to feel the pain because they’re learning to deal with it.”

Why not ban them from loving their parents, just in case they die one day?  Or, don’t let them have a pet-it might get hit by a truck! Part of living is dealing with relationship changes, and loss.   It’s part of life.   Kids need to do it, or they’ll never learn to cope with more important relationships, or the losses that sometimes come with them.

I guess they’ll always have the nanny state though.  It’ll never go away-even when you want it to.


  • Makes you wonder doesn’t it, if you can’t have a best friend because of the possible pain, how about we don’t let adults get attached to welfare, because of the possibility of running out of money. I suspect their yearning to spare everyone from pain will suddenly evaporate if that ever came to pass.

    • I guess its the source of the pain that matters more.