Banning Hugs at School
March 30th, 2009 in Breaking News
Banning Hugs at School - Motherlode Blog - NYTimes.com.
We teach our children “Good Touch/Bad Touch.” Now preteens in Milford, Conn. are learning “No Touch.”
Local news there reported this weekend that parents at the East Shore Middle School received a letter from Principal Catherine Williams, which said that any touching at all on school grounds — including “hugging” and “horseplay” — could result in “parent conferences, detention, suspension and/or a request for expulsion from school.”
Students have said that they have even been prohibited from “high fiving” classmates in the halls.