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Why Can Girls Be So Mean? Understanding Daughters Challenging Relationships

May 10, 2012
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Overlake Medical Center - PACCAR Education Center
Bellevue, WA

Registration Details

Registration is closed.

Fees & Payment

$35 per 1 daughter and 1 parent; $10 per additional family members (extra daughters or extra parent)


Glares, rumors, gossip, friends one day, exclusion the next.... It's been a part of our girls' world for a long time, but it doesn't have to continue.

These hurtful behaviors often happen between friends and can leave long term, devastating effects for those involved.  Nearly every girl will be affected by relational aggression; either by providing the hurt, receiving the hurt or watching it happen to others.  Bring your daughters, ages 9-14,to learn more about relational aggression between girls and what you as parents or caregivers can do to decrease the hurt.


During the class, parents (other caregivers welcome) and daughters will participate in experiential activities that will support long term, open communication, understanding and hope.  

Topics include:

  • What are today's struggles and what characteristics do we hope our daughters will develop for tomorrow?
  • A better understanding of relational aggression, conflict and bullying.
  • The three roles of bullying and the power of the bystander.
  • Parenting styles and what girls are learning about relationships.
  • Empowering girls to work through the tough times.
  • Effective listening skills.
  • How to recognize and not to catch the bait.
  • Making repairs - how do girls amend the mistakes they have made?



Melanie Miller, M.Ed. has nearly ten years experience working as a grade school counselor and working with girls on friendship and relational issues. She also works as a Positive Discipline Lead Trainer, teaching parenting classes in the Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond areas and is available as a Parent Coach; and Trainer of professionals who work with families and in schools.  Most importantly, Melanie is the mother of a daughter.



Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, Rachel Simmons

Girl Wars: 12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying, Cheryl Dellasega and Cherisse Nixon

Positive Discipline, Nelsen, Lott                                   

Steps to Respect: An Anti-bullying Curriculum; Committee for Children

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Please read our inclement weather policy regarding class cancellations.

There are no refunds for missed classes. Class cancellations received by the registrar seven days prior to the class are entitled to a full refund.  Classes, schedules and fee are subject to change. Please call or email if you need to reschedule any of your classes. If you are suffering from cold or flu symptoms, it would be best to reschedule your class, please contact the registrar 425-688-5259 or email for details or if you would like to be on a waitlist for a full class.


  • Melanie Miller, M.ed


Family & Community Education at 425-688-5259 or send an email

Schedule & Location


Date Time Location Instructor
1. Thu, May 10 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Overlake Medical Center - PACCAR Education Center Melanie Miller, M.ed

Location Details

  • Overlake Medical Center - PACCAR Education Center
    1035 116th Ave. NE
    Bellevue, WA 98004
    Main: 425-688-5000