Helping your daughter handle mean girls

Jodi Wing, Educational Activist and Author, shares advice for parents on how to help their daughter deal with mean girl problems and girl bullying
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Helping your daughter handle mean girls

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Helping your daughter deal with girl bullying. I hate to say it. It's a fact of life. I mean, at the same time, you can learn to look at it as sort of a teachable and learning moment because no one gets through life without having interpersonal conflict. And so I would look at it sort of in that way. Bullying is bad. It's a sort of the catchphrase of the day. I think that's commendable because it wasn't always that way. But I think that's sort of a static term and what we should be teaching our children is really the how-tos. How to overcome interpersonal conflict? How to learn to apply all this to your life? How to identify unsafe, inappropriate situations? I think that should be the call to action. And again, this emotional literacy and learning vocabulary and assertion skills really help them develop a sense of who they are in the world.

Jodi Wing, Educational Activist and Author, shares advice for parents on how to help their daughter deal with mean girl problems and girl bullying

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Jodi Wing

Educational Activist & Author

Jodi Wing is an author, educator, and an activist for girls and women. Her debut novel is entitled 'The Art of Social War,' which she says, "is about very bad behavior and girl-on-girl crime".  It is also based on The Art of War, by Sun Tzu, a 2500-proven philosophy which is a seminal treatise on conflict resolution and problem-solving. For the past three years, she created and evolved 'The Art of Peace Club' program within LAUSD/LA's BEST after-school Enrichment Program, teaching tween girls 'how to' manage social conflict and competition in their everyday lives. Over 300+ girls have graduated to date. She does not have children herself, but she does have 28,000 of them at LA’s BEST!

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