Post by Whitney Heckathorne, Marketing Manager
Heidi and LC... Paris and Nicole....Spencer and Brody. What do these pairs all have in common? Yup, you got it, fellow USWeekly subscribers: They all tell tales of fallen BFFs (er...and 2/3 are Hills cast members).
Given my interest in celebrity BFFs, I ran across a story this morning in the New York Times that caught my attention - even more so when I saw it cited a Harris Interactive study. The article in question asks: Should a child really have a best friend? It mentions our YouthPulse study, conducted last year.
The vast majority of children (94%) say they have a best friend, yet some are saying the practice of having a BFF is not good for kids and promotes too much exclusivity.
What do you think? Is expecting kids to be friends with everyone too much kum-ba-ya idealism? Or is having a BFF really a bad idea (especially when you consider the terribly tragic celebrity examples above)?