Massachusetts preschool wants students to avoid saying ‘best friends’

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Parents are upset that a Massachusetts preschool is discouraging students from using the term “best friends.”

CBS Boston reports that school officials at the Pentucket Workshop Preschool say the phrase can cause some children to “feel excluded” or like “outsiders.”

Christine Hartwell tells the news station her four-year-old daughter was told she could not call another child her best friend.

“Children who are four years old speak from their heart,” she says. “They should be able to call kids anything loving. You’re my best friend. You’re my best pal.”

Hartwell says her daughter will attend a different school for the rest of the year.

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