Mean Girls: It Starts in Preschool! Here's How to Help Your Daughter Thrive

Ever seen a girl clique -- in preschool? You're not alone. Here's how you can help your daughter have healthy friendships from the start (20 Photos)

Jenna McCarthy on Aug 15, 2012 at 5:23PM

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Avoid Perfectionism at Home

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a Jenna McCarthy on Aug 3, 2012 at 4:45PM

It may seem totally unrelated to the pint-size social scene, but Young-Eisendrath insists that parents who set impossibly rigid standards can set their kids up for disappointments in their friendships. Giving your own child some slack to slip up teaches acceptance and forgiveness, says Young-Eisendrath -- two skills that are critical to navigating complex friendships.

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