I heard this story over the weekend and it made me kind of upset.

The New York Post reported a story about a young girl in Massachusetts who was reprimanded at school because she used a certain phrase to describe her friend.

4 year old Julia Hartwell came home from pre-school the other day upset. When her mother Christine asked her what was wrong Julia told her that she got in trouble for saying another girl in class was her "best friend."

According to the New York Post, the school did not comment on the issue but they did send Christine a letter stating "“It has been our experience … that the use of the term ‘best friend,’ even when used in a loving way, can lead other children to feel excluded.”

I understand that the school is trying to make sure all the kids feel included, but should  a child get in trouble for having a best friend? Probably not.

I have been friends with my two best friends since Kindergarten, which is about 25 years.

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