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We asked leading experts and real parents what today's girls need to succeed tomorrow. Here's the skinny on how to raise a lady in the 21st century: Girl Power gotta-have No. Being comfortable playing like and sometimes with the boys If you want to keep the playing field level for your girl, start with her playroom.
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Do the princess dolls share at least some space with trucks and tools? If she's a little older, is there a skateboard sitting alongside the mani-pedi kit? Maybe there ought to be: You might be surprised at the results. Your daughter could spend all her time on a woodworking project at a play workbench -- or ignore the workbench entirely and instead spend hours lovingly combing the mane of a Pepto-Bismol-pink pony.
Even if she played with the so-called boy toys, she might do so in all kinds of delightfully unexpected ways. Totally ridiculous parenting products Your gal could also come up with her own unique mash-up play style.
Different girls, different preferences; the point is to nurture the individual, drawing out her interests and unique talents. And here's a bit of good news if you're stocking a playroom for sons as well as daughters: There are more gender-neutral toys on the market than ever, from building-block sets with both male and female figurines to a new Easy-Bake oven that comes in sleek black and chrome instead of pink or purple did someone say chocolate-chip cookies?
Speaking of providing variety, it's also a good idea to try out a couple of playdates with boys if there are no brothers or male cousins in your kid's social circle. Don't force it if your daughter's really not into it and especially as she hits the tween years, she may not bebut at least sometimes ask, "Hey, how about we see if Zack wants to come over?
Zack may know a few more rough-and-tumble games than your daughter does. Or who knows, maybe she'll introduce him to tag, and he'll show her the joys of making pictures with sidewalk chalk.
Either way, being comfortable around the opposite sex is a big plus these days since we're increasingly a society in which men and women work closely together in school, in the workplace and, maybe soon, on the battlefield, too. Hopefully not too soon on that one for anyone of either sex.
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Being a terrific team player The days of girls' sitting on the sidelines, or limiting themselves to a cheerleader role, are long gone and good riddance to them, we say. Nowadays they're expected not only to try sports but to be good team players both on and off the field, in academics as well as athletics. How do you instill in your daughter a can-do spirit and these kinds of high standards? Introducing her to a sport at a young age can help her get in the groove.
It's smart to foster a healthy sense of competition, too: Explain to your girl that you expect her to always play her best, even if she's facing off against pals. That's not to say you should teach her to pursue victory at all costs, but she should know that only one team can win, and it's OK to want it to be hers. Girls may often feel it's unfriendly to go for the gold or, in your kid's case, a plastic gold trophy with "Achievements in X Sport" emblazoned on itthanks to the tradition that they should "play nice.
So take extra care to teach your mini-Mia Hamm that she doesn't have to be so hard on herself when things don't go her way.
What to do when kids defy gender roles "Pick out something specific that your child did well, or better than she did the last time she played: Let her know that "You are not responsible for the feelings of others, but you certainly can take actions that allow you to be respectful of your teammates, friends, self and rules of the game," Silby says.
You can start setting these standards earlier than you think.
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Knowing her true worth lies in her inner beauty "When you think about it, it's strange to be so focused on externals for our girls, but we often are," says Carol Gilligan, author of the groundbreaking gender-studies book "In a Different Voice. Why does your girl have to wear a skirt or dress to look extra-nice? The new city is connected off the Victoria Island, a district in Lagos. Hide Caption 5 of 18 Photos: African countries plan ambitious satellite 'smart cities' Eko Atlantic, Nigeria — Eko Atlantic is being built along Lagos's upmarket Bar Beach coastline.
It will provide classy accommodation and high-tech infrastructure. Hide Caption 6 of 18 Photos: African countries plan ambitious satellite 'smart cities' Eko Atlantic, Nigeria — It's being constructed on 10 square kilometers of reclaimed land from the Atlantic Ocean, as shown in this satellite image. Hide Caption 7 of 18 Photos: African countries plan ambitious satellite 'smart cities' Eko Atlantic, Nigeria — Billed as the largest real estate project in Africa, Eko Atlantic is being built on tons of sand dredged from the Atlantic Ocean off the coast.
However, construction has slowed as a result of Nigeria's economic stagnation. Hide Caption 8 of 18 Photos: African countries plan ambitious satellite 'smart cities' Tatu City, Kenya — A new mixed-use development for more thanresidents, Tatu City was initiated by Rendeavour, "Africa's largest property developer.
Hide Caption 9 of 18 Photos: African countries plan ambitious satellite 'smart cities' Tatu City, Kenya — It aims to be a new urban center outside the capital Nairobi, and businesses are already located in the locality. In an attempt to lure companies, the city has a special economic status providing lower businesses taxes.
Hide Caption 10 of 18 Photos: Ambitions were high, but since then the project has failed to make headway. Hide Caption 11 of 18 Photos: African countries plan ambitious satellite 'smart cities' Hope City, Ghana — The project also aimed to host Africa's tallest building.
The developers maintain it will still go ahead. Hide Caption 12 of 18 Photos: The hub will include a hospital, university, housing and recreational areas. Hide Caption 13 of 18 Photos: African countries plan ambitious satellite 'smart cities' Waterfall City, South Africa — It's the largest mixed-use development ever in South Africa, located between Pretoria and Johannesburg.
It's expected to be complete byand could potentially create 86, jobs. Hide Caption 14 of 18 Photos: African countries plan ambitious satellite 'smart cities' Waterfall City, South Africa — The project aspires to cater for all needs: Global professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers is set to accommodate the area's first skyscraper.
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Hide Caption 15 of 18 Photos: African countries plan ambitious satellite 'smart cities' Vision City, Rwanda — Just outside of Rwanda's capital Kigali is Vision City, the country's largest housing project. It is part of the government's strategy to embrace "smart cities. Hide Caption 16 of 18 Photos: African countries plan ambitious satellite 'smart cities' Kigali, Rwanda — Rwanda's capital city is undergoing a transformation. The Kigali Conceptual Masterplan plans to remodel Kigali into a high-rise, modern and tech-orientated city.
Hide Caption 17 of 18 Photos: African countries plan ambitious satellite 'smart cities' King City, Ghana — King City, developed by Rendeavour, is a mixed-use development in western Ghana.