6. Encourage risk taking
On the same token, girls deserve encouragement to take some risks. Obviously we want our girls to grow up and be smart about their choices, but we also want them to be bold enough to stand up for themselves and others, which means letting go of fear. Sign her up for gymnastics and let her walk that high beam, let her jump off the couch over and over again like her brother... You get the idea. In the adult world, risk and reward are highly correlated. Don't teach her to be completely risk adverse.
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