A Virginia middle school has issued a complete ban on physical contact, whether it’s an arm around the shoulder, a high five, a pat on the back or a punch in the nose.
. . . Hal Beaulieu hopped up from his lunch table one day a few months ago, sat next to his girlfriend and slipped his arm around her shoulder. That landed him a trip to the school office.
Among his crimes: hugging.
Dr. Helen thinks children should learn that sometimes it’s normal and appropriate to touch.