Avoid potential life and death situation - use a better definition of courage.
Often parents will want their children to be courageous. During early childhood we keep encouraging kids saying “Oh, well done, you climbed up all the stairs alone - you are super courageous – well done”. A better way to teach courage is to use courage praise when the act of courage had a POSITIVE OUTCOME for the kid or someone else. Using the right meaning of courage will potentially keep the children away from displaying “courage” just for the sake of acceptance later on and other acts with no specific positive outcome in mind, which sometimes may even be dangerous. Thanks #brendonburchard for the great book - "High Performance Habits"