The Importance of Education in a Woman's Life In Girl, by Jamaica Kincaid, a mother gives advice to her young daughter about many different issues in life.
The mother shows love and family togetherness by educating her daughter with her beliefs and experiences that she's encountered throughout her life.
The mother very blatantly tells her daughter things she must not do in order to not be called a "slut." There are many things a young girl must learn when she is becoming a woman. There are three very important types of advice that should be given to a young girl when she is becoming a woman; education, boys and the importance of overcoming peer pressure.
Peers in school and outside of school may seem like friends but no one is a friend if they pressure her to do something she does not want to do.
There are many situations a young girl is put into such as: doing drugs, drinking alcohol & sexual intercourse.