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How can I get my 8yr old daughter to zip her jacket up?

With wintertime fast approaching and weather set to turn nasty plus temperatures dropping, I am going to need my 8yr old Jaiya to zip her jacket up.

She will quite happily wear a jacket and put up the hood when required but will not zip up the jacket, I end up having to do it myself and then explaining why I zipped it.

If she needs a jacket on then that means weather is unpleasant plus my opinion is, a jacket has a zip for a reason plus I hate seeing kids with jackets which are wide open and flapping.

I have seen kids coming out of school with jackets on and flapping about so have asked them to zip their jackets up, most of these kids are Jaiya's friends.

This year, I have written a letter to the school asking them to make sure the kids are properly bundled up this winter because I am sick of having to ask a lot of school aged kids, aged from 7-11yr old, to zip jackets!

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sow the zipper at the top

and turn it into a pullover jacket.

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(NT) Give her a Hoodie.
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If it's cold enough, she will zip up.

Why are you telling other kids to zip their jackets?

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When her teeth start to chatter she'll zip up the jacket

When kids are cold enough they'll zipper up. I remember when my daughter was in Middle School right about the time she though she new everything. One fall morning she was leaving for school without a jacket, I told her she needed a jacket because it was cool outside she wanted to argue so I let her go. Watching from the window she started to shiver while waiting on the bus and decided to come back to the house for her jacket and I wouldn't let her in. Needless to say that was the last time that happened. She is now 34 and about a year ago she called my crying and apologizing for all the hell she gave me telling me that now she understands. She has 2 girls 10 and 6 and another on the way. My how time breeds wisdom.

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