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I remember even in jr. high I wanted to go to school in shorts when it was winter.. Maybe ask them to try their decision first and see if it suits the weather outside ( couple min break to go step outside and see if they feel terrible ). Maybe get their critical thinking going instead of what they feel like wearing without context. Depending on how young ...


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That depends upon what you are trying to teach your child. Are you trying to get them to make decisions based only upon their own experiences? Or, do you want them to engage in optimization behavior - where they build upon the prior knowledge of others? In the former case, you do what others have suggested - let them experience the cold or hot and ...


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My rule of thumb is simple: My children are free to make informed decisions about themselves that will not cause extended suffering or a trip to the ER/doctor or worse. So, if it's freezing outside, I won't allow them to risk frostbite. If we're going to be out for a while, I won't allow them to risk hypothermia. If we're going to the car, then into a ...


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I think I would differentiate between "Warm clothes" and the often-uncomfortable outside layer (gloves, hats, scarves, coats). Warm non-outerwear is harder to change later; warm outerwear is easier. Since kids at that age have a hard time planning for future difficulty, I tend to give more flexibility with the outerwear than the non-outerwear. For us, 4 ...


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This is entirely up to you. I allowed my kids to choose their clothing from a very early age, but to cover off the particular after issue around cold weather, if they decided not to wear gloves or a hat etc and I thought they would be necessary, I'd take them along with me so that when they got cold they could ask for them, and I'd suggest that next time ...



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