Today I told my 4 year old that if he didn't get his boots and jacket then he was going out into the rain as he was. Five times I told him and so when it came time I pulled him from the house where it was raining and sleeting.
I got told it was abuse by a friend, but I think it was a learning experience. He won't do that again, I think.
Seriously I do not see the problem and I do not coddle or shelter my kids from a safe learning experience. He is fine.