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One of the most important things parents of daughters can do is to help them get "comfortable being uncomfortable" and that it is ok to take risks. For example, a parent can talk to their daughter about how they approach a risk and some of the ways they can support themselves. "It's kind of counterintuitive, but just telling yourself 'Oh, you shouldn't be afraid of this' or 'there's nothing scary about it' or 'fake it until you make it,' that doesn't actually help. Risks can be scary," author Claire Shipman says. So encourage your daughter and tell her, "Yes, it's normal to feel afraid. This is a little frightening, but tell yourself 'I'm just going to do it afraid. I'm just going to do it anyway.' "