Hi, it has come to my attention this week that a 2 different children in a KS2 class have been given "advice" by their teacher about some minor issues with other children (name calling, not playing together etc.). I would like to know your views on the quality and appropriateness of what was said. One girl in Y4 is friends with lots in the class. She is friends with boys and girls. Some girls only want her to play with the other girls, and so get upset when there are boys playing with her too. This child felt upset last week that she had lots of children "fighting over her" and she didn't like that. The CT tried various approaches to dealing with this, for example, saying that she could pre-arrange who she would play with, and join in organised games. But this didn't do the trick. In the end he said that she would always have boys and girls "fighting" over her, especially in the future, as she is popular and "it happens a lot as you get older". So basically she was told to deal with it! Thoughts? Another child was being called some names in class by another child. The CT said that the other child was jealous that she had lots of friends and was liked by everyone, so she should just ignore it. Perhaps this is good advice and just not the type of thing I would necessarily say myself. But I'm not sure...!