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How to deal with girls’ friendship crises

Written by Paul Dix

The girls have fallen out again. You suspected things were not going well when you heard the phrase ‘double special best friend’ and witnessed a sequence of ‘storming off’ performed with tempestuous accuracy in the playground. Periodic light sobbing now seeps into the atmosphere of your otherwise rational classroom. Girls who were sworn BFFs are now separated by a chasm of hurtful looks. As you try gently to uncover what may have been at the root of the argument you see that the other children are starting to take sides. If you don’t act quickly a seemingly minor spat could turn into a cold war, with parents lining up to demand that you ‘sort it out’ and lengthy emails that will try to shift your allegiance.

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