Yet teenagers are walking around like this:
On Facebook, we all thought back to our own adolescence. Did we do that? No...mostly because our parents wouldn't let us. But if our parents didn't know, we might have gone without a coat. Or, in the case above, pants. I did point out that boys were frequently coatless in the 80s. I always just assumed they were too tough for the cold.
For girls, it's all about fitting in and looking "cute." If nobody else is wearing a coat, they'd stand out. Plus, warm clothes cover their figures.
Interestingly, this has become such a thing, there are countless articles discussing it. This blog suggests teens don't wear coats because they want to fit in. This article emphasizes that kids won't get sick from walking around in summer clothes in January. And this article says if kids don't want to wear a coat, parents shouldn't make them.
How do you think parents should handle children refusing to wear a coat? Should it be different once the child reaches adolescence?
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