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Took It Too Far

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Coughlan elementary school in Langley, British Columbia, announced to parents in November that henceforth it wouldn't prohibit just abusive or unwanted physical contact among its kindergarteners, but all contact. Officials said they were responding to parents who objected to "rough play," but, said another parent, incredulous, "No tag, no hugging, no touching at all. ... I'm not going to tell my daughter she can't touch her friends at school. I am going to teach her boundaries."

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