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Old Yesterday, 06:41 PM
Location: Central IL
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Originally Posted by nybklyn View Post
Teenagers have the best immune system to fight all kind of diseases, so I guess they donít mind if some challenges.
...except you don't "catch" anything from cold air...or hot air, for that matter. But yeah, teenagers just don't care and bounce back fast anyway.
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Old Yesterday, 07:06 PM
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I remember my oldest brother wearing a t-shirt to school when I was bundled up. I asked him why, wasn't he cold?, and he looked surprised that it was something to think about. It wasn't about fashion for him at all, he just didn't feel the cold.
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Old Yesterday, 07:13 PM
Location: The analog world
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Originally Posted by steveklein View Post
Because teenagers know best.

A teenage boy would rather DIE than admit to his mother that he is cold and should have worn the jacket his mom told him to wear.

I was him once upon a time.
You definitely win the thread!
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Old Yesterday, 07:54 PM
Location: Dallas TX
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Originally Posted by somebodynew View Post
For my daughter, it is because her locker is on the other side of a fairly large school from her classes. She does not want to either trek to her locker or carry a coat around with her all day. She also just does not seem to feel the cold like I do.
^^^ this. I am always astonished that my daughter rarely wears a jacket. She isnít cold usually though.
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Old Yesterday, 07:59 PM
Location: Texas
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Originally Posted by Wonderbird83 View Post
When I take my girls to school I notice that so many other teenagers are very lightly dressed even though itís freezing outside.
The same reasons I usually am:

1. Engaging in sports - don't want or need restrictive clothing.
2. Going from house to car to building back to car to house. Minimum time spent outside; why bother with it (then I'll have to carry around a jacket, blah blah).
3. Just bc you are cold does not mean we are. I routinely am in a t shirt while others are in at least 2 layers if not 3. Routinely.
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Old Yesterday, 11:45 PM
Location: Wasilla, AK
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That's the way it is in Alaska. I recently saw the 17 yo girl across the street go to school wearing a mini mini skirt. And I mean mini. She had on a very light jacket that provides no warmth. It's more about how you look these days. When I was in school we dressed for warmth.
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Old Today, 12:12 AM
Location: Wherever life takes me.
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If you’re just walking from point A to point B what’s the point of lugging around a huge coat?
I’m 29 and I’m still this way.
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Old Today, 12:28 AM
Location: Winterpeg
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I'm my own furnace, and I hate feeling hot and sweaty when it's not actually hot out. My parents never made me wear anything, and I still wear shorts when it's only a few degrees below freezing (like it was this week here). When the cold gets dangerous, I wear layers.

I always offered lots of layers to my daughter as she grew up, but I never made her wear anything she didn't want to. At the time we lived in a place where the weather generally wouldn't kill you, so I didn't see the point in forcing that. Kids need to learn to manage their own bodies.
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Old Today, 05:39 AM
Location: Northern Virginia
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If you're 'about town' on a Friday or Saturday night in winter, you'll see plenty of young ladies dressed in minimal clothing even if it's extremely cold outside. In spite of the obvious flaw in that (especially if their plan involves walking from a train station or bus stop to a club or bar and back), I suspect they face bigger dangers on these nights out than hypothermia.
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Old Today, 07:06 AM
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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Because they are Teenagers. lol, they exist in another world entirely.

I use to do the same thing. never wore a heavy coat in winter despite having to walk to the bus stop and take a bus to school.

of course now, it takes me 20 minutes to put all my layers on.
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