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Old 12-20-2018, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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So, she goes from your car into school? Why does she need to bundle up so much? I think you need to back off on this.
It really depends on the definition of "freezing" outside. I live in Minnesota so when it's freezing it's literally threat of frostbite within minutes freezing sometimes. Cars break down. Thermostats go out so heat quits running even if the car still does. Believe me when it's -50 windchills and you have no heat running in your car it only takes a few minutes for it to get dangerously cold. Even though every parent has this battle, in our world even if you aren't going to wear it you better dang well have it at least with you or you are a complete fool.
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Old 12-26-2018, 11:52 PM
 
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I'm a grandma. That, by its very nature, makes me uncool. My grandkids love me regardless.
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Old 01-02-2019, 08:27 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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As a grandparent, you should remember when your own kid(s) were 14. That's the age when they typically start to exercise independence and rebellion, and the parents (and other adults) cease to be cool. As for the school attire, that is quite normal and not worth arguing about. Here it's been below freezing and I see kids running around in shorts. Colds are caused by various bugs (viruses) from others, not from being cold.
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:00 PM
 
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My 15 year old granddaughter thinks I'm the coolest grandma ever!
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:18 AM
 
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Yes my grandson who is 16 thinks I am uncool! I just ignore it, he is young and he thinks anybody over 20 is uncool!
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Old Today, 06:05 PM
 
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Our adolescent grandkids think we’re uncool but it’s part of being that age. They love us and spend time with us without complaining. Both sets of their grandparents are really great if I do say so myself. I learned how NOT to grandparent from my own childhood experience. I wasn’t close to any of them and they made little effort.
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