Of course, all these points could be debated. My six years teaching kindergarten tended to be the biggest influence on my arrival at these generalizations. Are they absolutes? No. Yet, the bottom line is that I do believe males and females do exhibit differences in the way they relate to each other.
Below are some articles to stimulate thought and discussion on the nature of female friendships. They might provoke discussion or offer some support when guiding or coaching girls in your life.
Here is a reshare of a story I wrote back in 2008. The story is intended for grades 4 and up. I uploaded it to YouTube two years ago. It was inspired by my relationship with my principal at the time. Although we had our differences, funny enough, both she and I had childhood memories of being bullied. Although petite and cute she was teased for her red hair. I was teased for my large stocky size. It is a story about how two girls from very different backgrounds are brought together in defending each other from two gangs of bullies.