To Raise Brave Girls, Encourage Adventure – a TED Talk by Caroline Paul

By Hannah Schenker

Filmed at TEDWomen 2016, this talk by Caroline Paul explores the idea of bravery among girls. How to raise girls to be adventurous, brave and gutsy. As it says on the TED page,

Gutsy girls skateboard, climb trees, clamber around, fall down, scrape their knees, get right back up – and grow up to be brave women.

Caroline Paul is the author of “The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure”, a revolutionary guide to raising brave girls. She has also embarked on many of her own adventures – flying planes, whitewater rafting in Borneo and Australia, and working for the San Francisco Fire Department, putting out fires and basically being gutsy and awesome. And she says – there is no reason why all girls cannot do these things. She explores why bravery is not expected in women in this talk.

What are your thoughts? Do you believe all girls have gutsy bravery within them? Do you believe some girls are naturally more anxious and less keen on adventure? Do you believe that the way we raise our kids can shape this in them? Let us know in the comments below.

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