Rock Island high school ladies get valuable tips from Olympian and Rocky native Madison Keys.

I have a standing rule at my house. "NO mean girl behavior tolerated."  I have a zero tolerance policy.  My girls know I mean business. I dislike in every way, the thoughtless insults and criticisms I hear from young girls and women about one another. The worse problem is that they often feel worse about themselves, deep down.

We are not here to be shallow and break one another down. I see way too much mean girl stuff and I grow very tired of it in the Jr High and High School ages. It impacts girls at a key time of development and can start them down a path that isn't healthy. Often times, thoughtless mean-girl behavior will impact a young girl's self esteem for life.

If you know me, you know what a fan I am of Madison Keys. Not just because she's from my hometown and made it to the Olympics this year. I'm a fan because of who she chooses to be and the message she lives.

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Keys is ranked 8th in the world in women's tennis, but she has another title she takes pride in. She's an ambassador for the program FearlesslyGiRL. It teaches high school girls about self-esteem, self-respect and kindness.

"A big part of what we're trying to do is make these girls realize that they're not alone," says Keys.

Learn more about FearlesslyGiRL HERE.