I had found this image on Facebook and it really struck a nerve. So I showed it to Nugget. Even though she is only in 2nd grade she has dealt with "mean girls". I told her that if someone says they don't want to play with you, you tell them you don't want to play with them anyway.
I am glad she now has a small group of friends at school so the appeal of trying to be one of the cool girls has lost its appeal. While I was at the At Home Dad convention I went to a seminar about Dads with Daughters and found that other dads were dealing with their daughters being excluded as well.
The only thing we can do is teach our daughters to be confident. To feel they are worthy. And to know they are loved.