Why Banning Best Friends at School Is Insane and Cruel

Why Banning Best Friends at School Is Insane and Cruel

Why Banning Best Friends at School Is Insane and Cruel

Just when it appears modern educators have reached the limit of their bizarre doctrines, they always seem to find something new. The latest trend is banning best friends at school. Even these most personal relationships must be controlled.

It was bad enough when enlightened educators turned childhood relationships upside down with their attack on “stereotypes.” Indeed, boys cannot be boys with other boys anymore. The boy stereotype is too aggressive and assertive for a snowflake world. Girls also cannot be girls with other girls anymore. The girl stereotype is considered too subdued.

Children are further encouraged to break free from any pre-established order. They can now self-identify and fantasize as any real or imagined pronoun. At precisely the time when children are seeking certainties, they are taught there are none.

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Targeting Best Friends

Best friends and bosom buddies are now targets. Such policies ignore the fact that in the search for affection and validation, the child needs strong peer friendships that extend beyond the family.

Intimate friends are needed to help children confide in others. Best friends build self-esteem and certainties; they do not harm development.

However, the equality police have now decreed that all bonds be made equal. The more progressive schools with no-best-friend policies seek to avoid feelings of exclusion. Ironically, such policies have emerged in very exclusive schools.

The Equality Myth, a Founding Legend

Thomas’s Battersea, the school of 4-year-old Prince George in England, for example, will discourage the prince from having best friends. Banning best friends has been a growing trend both in Europe and America.

Avoiding Negative Feelings and Resentments

These educators argue that larger friend groups avoid negative feelings associated with the perception that one was left out. When every child is equally every other child’s friend, everyone supposedly feels equally happy. When a child celebrates a birthday, for example, he or she must invite everyone in the class or have no party at all.

Why Treating Everyone Equally Is a Problem

Education becomes a matter of feelings and emotion. Everyone is encouraged to be artificially kind and inclusive. Any unequal treatment triggers feelings of resentment. This feel-good educational approach discourages preparation for dealing with the real world, which is not always kind and inclusive. It becomes the stage of a fantasy world that does not correspond to reality. No wonder college students now demand safe spaces and coloring books to cope with stressful university life.

This is a case of childhood’s end. Usually, the educational establishment has tightly controlled curricula or more general things involving childhood development. Control now extends to a child’s choice of friends. It becomes child abuse of the worst sort.

Sanctity and Building Character: True Aim of Education

People forget that education involves not only the imparting of knowledge to children. Education above all consists of the building of character that will prepare children for the hardships of life.

The time in school should be spent helping the boy develop the certainties that will guide him for his whole life. The girl develops those qualities and charms that will be with her for her lifetime. Childhood games teach valuable social and negotiating skills to the young. Forming friendships of all intensities is part of the learning process.

Youth should be a time of carefree and chaste pleasures that gradually prepare the child to assume hardship and responsibilities. Children need their time of innocence to develop a non-cynical worldview that will guide them throughout their lives.

Moral Education Is Important

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When there is no teaching of right and wrong, education becomes a mechanical process that has no clear meaning or purpose. When there is no benevolent God which children can know, love and serve, the world becomes a cruel place devoid of providence.

Liberal educators have it all wrong. According to the bizarre leftist dogma, children must be free to express themselves differently as long as everyone is the same in the end. It is a cruel tyranny that spares not even those special and intimate relationships of the innocent child.

 

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  • scragsma

    If kids can’t have close and special friends, they’re unlikely to develop the ability to form attachments and skills to maintain them that will lead to good marriages.

  • Robert DeClue

    Don’t be blaming modern educators for what politicians and their appointees in school administration are doing. We teachers have our hands tied and have no say in how kids are “taught.”. We have no power, our union is neutered, our time on the job is micromanaged to the degree that we are little more than programmed robots, we are fired if they catch us actually teaching a student. Your friends in the Republican Party who gave us Common Core and No Child Left Behind are purposely destroying public education so they can replace it with charter schools, turning it into profit sectors for their campaign donors.

    • Common Core was the brainchild of the Left, and pushed through a Democrat Congress by Obama, although it was Bush who created NCLB. Both are socialism in education. The public school system is little more than a tool of the teachers unions to extract more and more money from taxpayers for teachers salaries and retirement benefits. There has been almost no improvement in educational outcome in 40 years in spite of billions of dollars. Charter schools work very well. That’s why parents in inner cities want them so much.