By Mari Mancusi, GALTime.com staff
Okay, I've heard about helicopter parenting, but this is a little extreme! According to a recent New York Times article, some school officials and parents are officially discouraging best friends. Yes, best friends! Like the girl you gave half a necklace heart to back in summer camp when you were a kid. The one you shared all your embarrassing secrets with and consoled when the boy she liked, liked someone else instead. The one you called everyday and hung out with after school and basically relied on more than anyone else.
But today, that BFF spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E for school officials looking to discourage bullying and cliques. They'd rather have your kids join a non-exclusive pack of friends and do everything together.Read More »from Move to Stop BEST FRIENDS for Kids. WHAT?!