What girls worry about when starting school

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When your child is going back to school, she's worried about everything. She's worried about what she's going to wear. She's worried about how she's going to look, and what she might say in the wrong circumstance. But I think, mostly, she's worried about how she is going to be perceived by others, and how she is going to fit in the social dynamic. Things might have changed since the Spring, you never know. It's kind of to check out who is friends with whom and where the power lies. My grandmother, who is the wisest woman of all, always said that being part of the girl world is like taking your temperature in someone else's mouth, all the time.

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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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