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by Abigail Van Buren

Teen Fashion Victim Dresses for Effect, Not for Comfort

DEAR ABBY: I have a grandson who is 13. He insists on wearing a hoodie, leather jacket and long jeans no matter what the weather. It is 80 degrees outside today and he's wearing them to a picnic. I have given up arguing with him on this. What gives? -- MYSTIFIED GRANDMA IN WASHINGTON

DEAR MYSTIFIED: Arguing with your grandson is a waste of your time and energy. He's more concerned about the image he wants to project than he is about his comfort. Some lessons have to be learned from experience, and this may be one of them.

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