That is just WRONG!
A new trend is emerging among schools in the UK where teachers are actually BANNING students from having best friends.
Their reasoning behind this drastic rule is so that kids don't get upset over fall-outs with their besties and so they are forced to socialize in large groups.
Educational psychologist Gaynor Sbuttoni explains:
"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."
The Campaign for Real Education's spokeman Chris McGovern feels very differently though.
"Children take things very seriously and if you tell them they can't have a best friend it can be seriously damaging to them. They need to learn about relationships."
School just wouldn't be the same without dealing with dramz from your very own BFF!
Just as long as it doesn't force more kids to feel forever alone, then we guess it doesn't hurt to have them socialize in larger groups.
Girls, especially, need their lifelong bestie though. How else would one experience life without their very own kindred spirit???
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