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I could hear my kids arguing upstairs, so I went to see what was going on. I slowly opened the door to hear the conversation clearer. My daughter said to my son, “Daddy doesn’t love you.” I blasted open the door and said, “That is not true.”

Why would she say such a thing to her brother? What is going on in her head that would cause her to be so mean? And it isn’t just at home—she often says and does things at school that are mean, too. I see mean girls portrayed on TV and ask myself, “Is my daughter like this?”

Does anyone know what to do when your daughter is a mean girl? Here are 3 actions I’ve learned to take when my daughter is being mean.

1. Tell her she’s not a mean girl.

Unknowingly, we often impress a false identity on our kids by calling them names. But we need to be careful about the false identities we place upon them. Over time, they become true. If you consistently introduce your kids to others in a certain way, they take on that identity….(continue reading here.)

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