This question can be answered in the beginning of chapter 13.
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Atticus is very busy with the case of Tom Robinson.
Aunt Alexandra believes they need a feminie influence in the home.
Aunt Alexandra also wants to give Scout some "feminine influence".
"Jem's growing up now and you are too," she said to me. "We decided that it would be best for you to have some feminine influence. It won't be many years, Jean Louise, before you become interested in clothes and boys--"