Saying "Best Friend" Banned By School

posted by Pat McMahon - 

24/7 News Source: A Massachusetts preschool, Pentucket Workshop in Georgetown, is banning the use of the term "best friend."  It considers it "exclusionary..." 

BUT a master teacher from Brooklyn says that's not the way to go.  Chanie Wilchanskie says it's up to parents and teachers to help children learn the skills they need to make friends, including what to say when they want to join a game.  She says you can role play with puppets so kids pick up confidence, the correct body language and the right script. 

Here's a report from one of their local TV stations...

PAT'S TAKE: We talked about it this morning, and I want to remind everyone of this important little nugget: This does not mean all schools will do this. in fact most people agree it's dumb. 

Things happen all the time all over this country of ours, which is essentially 50 countries in 1, with different values, rules, laws, etc. So, before you thijnk this is some kind of commentary on all society or an entire generation, please pause and remember this is one small community in a country of THOUSANDS of communities. 

The world isn't going to total hell... information just passes farther, faster and the negative crazy stuff is what grabs out attention. 

Hear our conversation this morning... 

Pat McMahon

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