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Are there reasons why kids will not do up jackets?

I have noticed that, even now in winter time when I'm picking up my own daughter that all kids come out of school with their jackets wide open until the parents ask them to do up the jackets.

My own daughter is bad for this too but I know that is because she is lazy and prefers me to do it for her, I think she doesn't like to spend the time doing up her jacket when she knows that, if I notice it undone, I automatically do it up myself.

So, is their any other reason why children don't do up their jackets?
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I think it's for a lot of reasons- some kids because they are lazy, some because the just don't think of it, and some I know don't do it because it's a way of asserting their independence (mom told them to so they try to push against it).  

I always tell my kids to zip up and try to make sure they know how to be warm, but in the end- some kids have to figure it out for themselves.  They will get it as they get older and connect that they can keep warm if they zip up.  
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973741 tn?1342342773
I think a big reason I notice is that jackets/coats are cumbersome.  They don't fit in cubbies too well, fall off the hooks and absolutely do NOT fit in my boy's lockers at school.  And if they wear them and take them off, it is one more thing to remember . . . and who has not given their kids "the" lecture when they lost their coat/jacket at one point or another on the playground or at school or at a friend's house or whatever. And once they get used to dashing in without a coat, they don't think it is a big deal. If they are outside going sledding or something, my guess is they wear their coat. :>))  

The bigger mystery to me is why I have to ask my sons in early December to start wearing long pants to school verses shorts.  ha ha.  But they tell me that the building temperature is hot. So, who am I to really know what makes them comfy.  

I figure in this area, they are able to be cold if they want to.  And I pick my battles.  
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