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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:28 AM

No More BFFs? Some Schools Consider Banning Best Friends

February 13, 2018 at 8:23 am

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Growing up, your best friend is the person who is always there for you and the one you share all your secrets and exploits with.

But now there’s a growing movement to ban best friends.

The movement isn’t a ban on friendship, it’s just geared towards having children broaden their friendship circles and become more inclusive.

It’s a move a lot of educators think goes in the right direction.

Rumored to have first started in Prince George’s South London school this push to breakup best friends is catching on, says clinical psychologist Dr. Barbara Greenberg.

“There has been a movement in some American schools and European schools to ban the phrase ‘best friend,'” Greenberg said. “The idea of banning the phrase ‘best friends’ is a very intriguing social experiment.”

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http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/02/13/best-friend-ban/

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RCW2014 Tuesday OP
Currentsitguy Tuesday #1
RCW2014 Tuesday #2
Currentsitguy Tuesday #3
Nostrings Tuesday #4
Carlos W Bush Tuesday #5
_eek Tuesday #7
Carlos W Bush Tuesday #8
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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:30 AM

1. I keep an extremely narrow cadre of friends

The last thing I want is to be a social gadfly. I don't think it's good for people. It promotes only shallow, superficial relationships.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:34 AM

2. I despise everyone equally, just don't fuck with my dogs!

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:38 AM

3. Dog and cats here

Aside from my wife, I like them better than pretty much everyone I know.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:39 AM

4. I wonder how much a generation indoctrinated buy such nonsense would value freedom of choice.

Or more appropriately, perhaps, how little.

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Response to Nostrings (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:05 AM

5. In ancient Rome, there was a poem about a dog who found two bones.

He picked at one, he licked the other, he walked in circles 'till he dropped dead.

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Response to Carlos W Bush (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:45 PM

7. Then if you got it, you don't want it

Seems to be a rule of thumb...


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Response to _eek (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:04 PM

8. Nice.

A knew someone had to be able to pick up on that.

Are we not men?

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Response to Carlos W Bush (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:10 PM

9. A: We are DEVO!

I've been a DEVOte since about 12.

I can still dance the poot.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:14 AM

6. The comments under that article certainly make a couple of things clear.

The schools have not been teaching critical thinking skills for a while.

And some people really would benefit from having better friends.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:16 PM

10. What a silly idea.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 05:05 PM

11. The idea of banning the phrase best friends is a very intriguing social experiment.

"This push to breakup best friends is catching on, says clinical psychologist Dr. Barbara Greenberg. “There has been a movement in some American schools and European schools to ban the phrase ‘best friend,'” Greenberg said. “The idea of banning the phrase ‘best friends’ is a very intriguing social experiment.”"

Greenberg would like our kids to cease the process of learning to form friendships. How very nice of her.

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