2 May '13

News Should children have best friends at school? | Open thread

A headmaster says young children would be better off with more good friends than one best friend – tell us about your first BFF

A south London school has recommended that younger pupils try not to have best friends, and should have lots of good friends instead. Ben Thomas, headmaster of Thomas's school, Battersea, London, explained that cultivating a wide range of good friends can be healthier than becoming too possessive over just one and avoid painful episodes of falling out.

Did you have a best friend at school? Did you spend all your time with just one pal, only to be devastated when they teamed up with somebody else? Do you keep in touch with your first best friend, or did your lives drift apart? Can you ever match that first childhood bond? Tell us all about your first BFF (best friend forever).

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