I can remember when I was young we would create little mailboxes and each child in the class would exchange Valentine's Day cards. We could also order carnations to send to our friends as a fundraiser for the school.
My memories are fond, but there were also times when feelings would get hurt; if you didn't get as many cards as others or if someone had fancier cards than you.
It seems that some of the innocence of sharing Valentines Day has been lost with some schools banning the practice of sharing Valentine's cards.
Do you think children should exchange Valentine's Day cards at school?
I think it's very cute, and sweet kind of love.
I fully understand though about their feelings, as they really can get hurt, and at that age it's a tad too early.
Everything in moderation....As a parent, maybe not to put too much emphasis on it, and explain to the children that is not the end of the world, 'if' they do not get a card.Try not to make too big a deal about the day.
The feelings of children are one of the most precious moments we can be around.
I remember doing the same thing, and there was always a competition to see who got the most cards. The unpopular kids always got teased when they didn't get many. For that reason I don't think they should be exchanged in school. I also think it runs the risk of giving the wrong impression; someone might just be being friendly, while the receiver might think it is something more significant.
I think it's very sweet when children exchange Valentine's Day cards. I do understand that for kids it's about quantity and that they may get upset if they don't get as many as other children. But it is also part of learning life lessons.
According to me, teenagers especially, are at a very delicate emotional age. If negative complexes develop during that time, they could stay for long time and have permanent effects. Since valentine day cards tend to be so hyped and create competitions, envy and hard or depressive feelings, they should not be encouraged in school.