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Old Today, 10:08 AM
 
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When I take my girls to school I notice that so many other teenagers are very lightly dressed even though itís freezing outside.
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Old Today, 10:10 AM
 
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Well that’s easy - they’d rather look fashionable and cool, however they define it, and be uncomfortable. It’s all about priorities.
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Old Today, 10:14 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Back in the day, we girls had to wear skirts/dresses to school, and we walked to school in my neighborhood. Tights just came in as leg coverings when I was in my upper elementary years. Before that, it was knee socks, sometimes. When I was very little, 1st or 2nd grade, my mom insisted I wear pants under the dress, and take them off when I got to school.
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Old Today, 10:14 AM
 
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Apart from the already-mentioned desire to be fashionable, it's probably warm inside the building, and they're not spending much time outside.
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Old Today, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Well thatís easy - theyíd rather look fashionable and cool, however they define it, and be uncomfortable. Itís all about priorities.
My daughters are the same way, but I donít let them go outside unless theyíre all bundled up
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Old Today, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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They have a different internal thermostat, is all I can figure. The cold simply does not bother them. My son (age 12, so butting up against the teen years) won't even wear a sweatshirt until it's down to about 40 degrees or so, and we can forget about a proper winter coat until it's down to 20.
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Old Today, 10:28 AM
 
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Teenagers have the best immune system to fight all kind of diseases, so I guess they don’t mind if some challenges.
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Old Today, 10:29 AM
 
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Starting in middle school they don't go outside for recess. It's hard to keep track of a coat all day if they don't use a locker. And they want to look cool. lol

My kids are both tween/teenagers. Unless we are going to be outside for an extended period with no break, I let them wear what they want.
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Old Today, 10:31 AM
 
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I honestly don't know, but I can tell you that none of my kids ever wanted to wear a coat during their teen years. I think they just didn't like the bulk of coats and preferred to wear fleece pullovers. When they drove to school, I encouraged them to keep a warm coat, hat, and gloves in the trunk in case of car trouble, but otherwise, I didn't worry about it.

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Old Today, 10:41 AM
 
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When I take my girls to school I notice that so many other teenagers are very lightly dressed even though it’s freezing outside.
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.
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