When Atticus tells the kids that real courage is "when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway"
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The children do things they know their father will correct, but I don't believe they necessarily do anything that will hurt them. Atticus warns them about bothering Boo, and Jem is completely aware there will be trouble when he destroys Mrs. Dubose's flowers. They also know Atticus will not be happy when they show up at the trial.
To Kill a Mockingbird