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Girls Gone Wild - Girls Fighting Girls

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Recently on NBC's Today Show the topic came up about prosecutors everywhere getting more and more cases of girls fighting other girls.  One young girl actually was killed recently. Most are videotaped and dozens of bystanders egg these girls on.  After watching this link come back to my blog and tell me what you think? Click Here.

Kids do what they are taught and moms of  high school agers have developed critical ways of speaking to each other and their kids..... for example one mom told me yesterday that she argues with her daughter as a way of communicating and because she and her husband argue as a form of affection...she wasn't kidding!  I remind moms that this is a common way for girls and women to engage in a  sexual competition for the attention of males in their families and men friends...girls are catty and favor put-downs at most ages from 10 to 20 ....it is far easier to criticize another member of your gender than to compliment someone but I guess it is time for moms of girls to give compliments and when it is necessary to criticize do it it with respect and if a mom doesn't respect herself she will not be very good at complimenting others anyway!  Teach your daughters to praise and compliment their friends and their lives will improve big time.

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