June 16, 2010
Reason to consider unschooling, #297
From the New York Times this evening, “The End of the Best Friend,” about school officials attempting to regulate the closeness of elementary school-aged best friend pairs–and curtail it if they see fit. The article quotes Christine Laycob, a director of counseling at St. Louis Country Day School:
“Parents sometimes say Johnny needs that one special friend. We say he doesn’t need a best friend.”
No one who would say such a thing should be allowed around children.