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RE: Wake up parents
By Charlanen Thomas


February 26, 2010
Friday AM

While I tend to agree with you regarding smaller children not being dressed appropriately, I still find the need to point something out. I have four children, all of which never wear their coats. Yes, I buy coats for my children every year, sometimes more than one. Yes, I make sure they have them on when they head to school. Yes, I remind then constanly to put on their coats. However, once they leave my sight, the coats come off and go straight into the backpacks! I can't even count how many times I've been told, "Mom I left my coat in the car", or "Mom I left my coat at school" (three hours after school is closed).

I can completely relate to your thoughts concerning small children and toddlers. However, elementary, middle and high school students are old enough to tie their shoes, therefore they are old enough to keep their coats on. Next time you're at an elementary school, check out the lost and found. It's overflowing with coats that are left on the playground. Just because a child is seen without a coat doesn't mean the parent is guilty of neglect.

Charlanen Thomas
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Mother of four boys who never wear coats."

Received February 24, 2009 - Published February 26, 2010


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