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Secrets to Raising Confident Girls in a #TimesUp World

5. Stop telling her to be careful
I remember reading an article years ago about how girls are told to be careful infinitely more times than boys, which in turn affects risk-taking behavior later in life. While this might sound like scary advice, lay off the caution at least some of the time, (like maybe you don't need to say it seventeen times while she's climbing outside). We expect boys to be physical and get hurt. It's okay for girls to also have these experiences.