Kiddie parties are not welcome in the classroom. When I was growing up, getting invited to a birthday bash was a big deal. At school, everyone chatted about the upcoming events and all they would involve.

But things change — many schools now have a "no party rule" where kids are banned from discussing social get togethers of any kind — sleepovers, playdates and birthday parties — from school ground conversations. At first, it sounds like a ridiculous rule, but I think it sets an example and makes life easier for the teachers, parents and the students themselves. While I'm sure the tots find other places to dish on the happenings, at least it keeps those who are not on the guest list from feeling alienated at school.

Do you think the "no party talk" rule at school makes the grade?