27. Teach her about the world around her
While you obviously don't want to overwhelm her or get ahead of her developmentally, it's still important to teach our daughters about the world they live in, including the not so pleasant parts. In the early years, this likely won't come into play, but as she goes to school and is confronted with the world around her, she deserves to have real conversations with you to help her understand what's going on. This includes having frank discussions about sex and consent when she's old enough. Knowing inequities exist not only prepares her for adulthood but may also light a fire that drives her throughout her life.
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