GEORGETOWN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term “best friend.”
Christine Hartwell says her daughter, Julia, appeared sad recently when she came home from the Pentucket Workshop Preschool in Georgetown.
School officials did not comment. But, in a letter to the Hartwells, they said it had been their experience that the use of the term “best friend,” even when used in a loving way, can lead some children feeling excluded.
Hartwell called the ban “outrageous” and “silly.” She says children should be allowed to speak from their heart.