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    Teenagers and the importance of wearing cold weather clothing
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    Mrc76 posted:
    I have been trying to look up information to educate my 14 year old stepson on the importance of wearing a jacket or a coat in the cold weather. He is a typical teenager who doesn't think mom knows much of anything. I would like to know where I can get a descriptive list of health reasons why my son should wear his winter clothing apparel and the reasons the coat is needed to help protect his health during the cold months.
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    saywhat789 responded:
    From what I've heard there is no link between illness and not wearing a coat/jacket. It's an old wives tale. ;)
     
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    Roy Benaroch, MD responded:
    You will not teach him anything with a list like this, and you ought to stop nagging a 14 year old about wearing a jacket. This is a battle you will not win, and really, you shouldn't be fighting it at all.
     
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    momuv4girls responded:
    Maybe, just maybe HE isn't cold. Just because you are, doesn't mean he is.

    This is an interesting article about the subject.....they speak of young children, but give a lot of good advice for thought.

    http://familyequilibrium.com/wordpress/?p=24

    Take care,
    -Kathleen


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