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    UK schools ban children the 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.

    "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."

    Russell Hobby, of the National Association of Head Teachers, confirmed some schools were adopting best-friend bans.

    He said: "I don't think it is widespread but it is clearly happening. It seems bizarre.

    "I don't see how you can stop people from forming close friendships. We make and lose friends throughout our lives." The Campaign for Real Education, which wants more parental choice in state education, said the "ridiculous" policy was robbing children of their childhood.

    Spokesman Chris McGovern added: "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."

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    When I was a kid "Ban" had a totally different meaning. It was a deoderant.
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    this is one of the dumber things I've seen in a while.

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    Pretty fuckin stupid.

    That being said, I'm sure the idea will make it to US schools very soon.
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    Pretty fuckin stupid.

    That being said, I'm sure the idea will make it to US schools very soon.
    I'm sure Simon Cowell is working on it very diligently at this moment.
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    This doesn't surprise me at all. Not even the slightest. I mean, once they started making kids sports "fun" and scores were no longer kept so no team won or lost, this should have been expected. Next they are going to assign play groups before sending kids out for recess. Doomed is right!
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    what about imaginary friends, are those still ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    what about imaginary friends, are those still ok?
    Only if they are of a Minority...
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    Encouraging kids to play in larger groups is a good thing. Trying to rule their emotions is pointless

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    Between this and witnessing how my stepdaughter & wife were treated last week by the NHS 'hospital' over there this past week, I'm thouroughly convinced the UK is just a fancy looking and sounding third world country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring View Post
    Between this and witnessing how my stepdaughter & wife were treated last week by the NHS 'hospital' over there this past week, I'm thouroughly convinced the UK is just a fancy looking and sounding third world country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring View Post
    Between this and witnessing how my stepdaughter & wife were treated last week by the NHS 'hospital' over there this past week, I'm thouroughly convinced the UK is just a fancy looking and sounding third world country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring View Post
    Between this and witnessing how my stepdaughter & wife were treated last week by the NHS 'hospital' over there this past week, I'm thouroughly convinced the UK is just a fancy looking and sounding third world country.

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    Treated badly?

    I'm not saying the NHS is perfect (hell, looks like privatisation is going to happen) but for now I'd prefer a hospital system where I don't have to personally pay a couple of grand for an operation or something. Once I start paying taxes, that'll level out. (Note: I'm a 21 year old student, part time work, don't pay taxes yet)
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