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    Meh. The worst consequence is she gets cold. She won't get sick. Hate to say it but this is your issue not hers. Put it in her bag so "people can see" you tried if it makes you feel better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine03 View Post
    I let my daughter pick what she wears under her outerwear. I'm all for her making her own style choices, but I step in when it comes to dressing for the weather.
    But why?
    What is the worst that could happen? She gets cold. Or wet.
    It's not about style, it's about not making her uncomfortable.
    I don't 'dress for the weather'. I don't feel the cold as much as others and if I were to put on layers like others I would vomit due to overheating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    But that what you feel. If she feels she doesn't need the jacket why make it an issue?
    How old is your daughter and how cold is it?
    Because she's too concerned about style to care about being warm. She's 12 years old and it was 7C when I made her wear her winter coat and boots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unschooling4 View Post
    Then if she gets cold or even gets a cold she will learn to put on warmer clothes.
    What about something under her school clothes? Like a t-shirt or skivvy. My son (7) often wears t-shirts and shorts during Winter (and it gets quite cold here in Victoria). He likes being cold apparently đŸ˜‚. I make sure i bring a coat and pants just in case he does feel cold.
    She's too stubborn for that. Trust me she could be freezing and she wouldn't wear a winter coat if I didn't make her. And an extra layer under her school clothes won't keep her as warm as her winter coat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElizaDoLittle View Post
    Meh. The worst consequence is she gets cold. She won't get sick. Hate to say it but this is your issue not hers. Put it in her bag so "people can see" you tried if it makes you feel better.
    It's not about about "people seeing I tried", it's about making sure that my daughter stays warm. If it's cold and wet and she's not appropriately dressed she can get sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine03 View Post
    It's not about about "people seeing I tried", it's about making sure that my daughter stays warm. If it's cold and wet and she's not appropriately dressed she can get sick.
    I thought that was a myth? I thought its viruses/ germs that make you sick, not being cold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine03 View Post
    She's too stubborn for that. Trust me she could be freezing and she wouldn't wear a winter coat if I didn't make her. And an extra layer under her school clothes won't keep her as warm as her winter coat.
    The cold doesn't seem to bother her, what are you worried will happen if she doesn't wear the warm clothes?

    I remember when I was a teenager my mum wanted me to wear warmer clothes for a particular event. I didn't want to. We both dug our heels in. Throughout the event I was freezing, but I absolutely refused to admit it and give mum the satisfaction that she had won. Be careful that your dogmatic attitude doesn't back your DD into a similar position.

    Suggest that she should wear the clothes, put them in her bag and leave it at that.

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    Don't you remember being 12?
    It's about fitting in, not being warm or dressing as your mum sees fit.
    She is probably embarrassed by the jacket! Leave her be!

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    Find a compromise. See what she wants to wear, tell her it's cold and you would like her to wear x. When she says no ask what she suggests. Let her feel like it's her decision.

    In 6 years she can drive off on her own. She needs to learn responsibility and independence.

    It's the change in temperatures which lowers your immune system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    But why?
    What is the worst that could happen? She gets cold. Or wet.
    It's not about style, it's about not making her uncomfortable.
    I don't 'dress for the weather'. I don't feel the cold as much as others and if I were to put on layers like others I would vomit due to overheating.
    If she gets cold and wet for prolonged periods of time then she's in danger of getting sick.

    And I'm the complete opposite of you, I can't stand being cold! I'm always wearing more layers than everyone else.


 

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