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Happy Warrior

Unfriendly Persuasion

by Mark Steyn

‘I think it is kids’ preference to pair up and have that one best friend. As adults — teachers and counselors — we try to encourage them not to do that.”

Thus Christine Laycob, “director of counseling” at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School in Missouri, speaking to the New York Times the other day about why best friends are a bad thing. “Parents sometimes say Johnny needs that one special friend. We say he doesn’t need a best friend.”

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