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Old 04-10-12, 03:51 PM
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When I was younger we all wore coats, dressed appropriately for the weather, etc. So why is it that more and more Teens refuse to dress appropriately? It's always a fight to get my girls to wear a coat, appropriate shoes when it's cold out. It's now Spring, so it's a little warmer, but it's not that warm, upper 40's lower 50's here.

Here's the answers I've gotten

1. I don't like my coat. So I buy them a new one that they "have to have" and it's still a fight.

2. It keeps jamming my locker.

3. No one else wears coats.

My girls always end up leaving with a coat, and appropriate dress. It's a fight every day, but it gets done.

During winter, the boy down the street would wear shorts, t-shirt and sneakers. NO COAT! How can his Mother just let him leave like that???

Anyone else seeing this trend? Is this a statement? a fashion trend? What is it?
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Old 04-10-12, 09:16 PM
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Mine are a lot younger, but my youngest fights w/ me constantly. Shes ALWAYS hot. Drives me nuts.
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Old 04-11-12, 08:08 AM
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Yeah, that's another reason Cassi gives me. Says she's always hot.
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Old 04-11-12, 08:19 AM
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Once mine became teens I told them to make their own decision and suffer their own consequence for stupidity. It only took a couple of days of freezing heir little tushies off for them to wise up. Logical consequence is very effective in these matters. lol
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Old 04-11-12, 09:35 PM
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Vanity? Thinking boys are not paying attention to them if they can't see what little "womanly" curves they (think they) have? This is coming from a former completely boy-crazy tween/teen, lol.

Sometimes my 3.5 yr old says she doesn't need one. I usually grab it anyways b/c if I don't she ends up in the car shivering, asking for it. And we keep a blanket in the car to cover her legs b/c most mornings (in spring) it is a little chilly but it will be hot by the afternoon so I dress her that weather instead.

Other than that....it only REALLY gets cold for a week or so a year around here and we all hate it so I am pretty sure we wore coats, sweatshirts, or hoodies, so I'm no help. In fact, I have a weakness for cute jackets and coats even though I rarely wear them.

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