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Why do teenagers wear so little winter clothing?

Discussion in 'Community Hangout' started by Joannee, Jan 12, 2019 at 10:45 AM.

  1. Joannee

    Joannee New Member

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    When I take my daughter to school I’m always amazed by how underdressed the other students are. It’s below freezing and they’re out there without winter coats! My daughter on the other hand is always bundled up from head to toe, on our morning walks to school she wears a couple of sweaters, fleece lined leggings, snow pants, winter boots, a knee length puffy jacket, and the biggest and thickest winter coat we could find over it all. Her coat alone covers her from head to toe. I don’t understand how the other students aren’t freezing to death on their way to school!
     
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  2. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    Poverty or metabolism, or what they're used to.
    (some cannot afford warmer clothes, or their parents won't "splurge" on them.
    Canadians, for example, might routinely go out to play in 20+/- degree F weather (below freezing)
    in short sleeves and shorts.
     
  3. Joannee

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    The school is in a pretty wealthy area, so for them it’s nit a question of affordability. My daughter told me it’s because winter clothes aren’t cool.
     
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  4. Kenny'sID

    Kenny'sID Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Maybe the difference is, how you and them are getting to school?
     
  5. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    She's right. (it's not a proper reason, usually, but is as described it is vanity)
     
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  6. WolfGate

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    It's always been that way during my lifetime. It was that way 40 years ago when I was a teen and I've seen it with every generation. I assume it is a metabolism thing as they are young, active, growing, and just in a phase of life where their body doesn't need to retain heat as much. Again an assumption. I have seen as I get older I want more clothes because I get cold quicker.

    Curious, is your daughter bundled up that way because it is what she chooses to wear, or have you heavily influenced her in that regards?
     
  7. Joannee

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    Some of them do get driven yes, but I notice the same thing with the ones who walk to school too
     
  8. Joannee

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    That’s such a stupid trend in my opinion, why risk your health to look cool?
     
  9. Joannee

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    I do influence what she wears based on the weather, but she hates being cold so she is fine with bundling up like that.
     
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  10. WolfGate

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    Makes sense. As individuals we're all a sample of 1, so she wouldn't necessarily respond to cold the same as most kids.
     
  11. DaisyDay

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    If they're not outside much then winter clothes are a burden. Indoors are so overheated these days, you only need light summer clothes. From the car to the bus to the school, they're not exposed much - and the time they are exposed, they are moving enough to generate a lot of heat.
     
  12. Joannee

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    Even when we’re inside she always puts on sweatshirts to keep warm. But she does want to be cool sometimes, she’s told me that her winter coat is the least stylish coat at school.
     
  13. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    Vanity, humanity, people worldwide are stupid for opposing the infinite Creator.

    They may actually BE MORE HEALTHY by not wearing warmer clothes - especially if they are used to it, like the Canadians are more healthy in general than citizens of the USA.
     
  14. A_Thinker

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    Teenagers have no health concerns ... unless they have health problems ...
     
  15. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    Possible related to thyroid/ metabolism as mentioned in second post.
    (because of deficiencies and/or toxicities that AMA will not recognize routinely)

    American diet is poor overall, especially in hospitals, schools and when menu is by a government approved dietician. (see online "3 white poisons" routinely given to children)
     
  16. Joannee

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    Even the kids who walk to school are extremely underdressed
     
  17. Joannee

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    Very true, but then they’re the ones getting colds
     
  18. Joannee

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    She eats a good diet, and she brings lunch from home
     
  19. rockytopva

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    It's also amazing to see so many shorts in cold weather!
     
  20. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    A lot of parents are very very surprised, mad and shocked, when they find out the truth about diet. Thus, internet search "3 white poisons" revealed by doctors in 1948 in a "white paper" (official government medical report) that was censored from the internet over 8 years ago. The search still reveals the findings, helpful.
     
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