What would you do if your child...
What would you do if you child wanted to be a vegetarian or vegan? Would you let them or would you say no? Would their reasons for wanting to matter? What about the cost of food?
I would very much allow my daughter to do this. It would be tough for me since im not either of those, but i wouldnt stop her from doing this. My daughter basically eats nothing but veggies anyway now haha. She is VERY picky!
I think I would sort out why they feel this way... perhaps they really don't care for meat? Because of animals? Because of texture? I think I would then allow a trial period, asking them if they are serious, to prove that they will help make meals, come up with ideas and cook meals that they would enjoy eating and that are healthy.. if this seems to really work.. why not? The cost of food wouldn't bother me. I also don't eat a ton of meat, nor does my Husband, so maybe that's why I would be open to it!
Umm...I wouldn't really approve being vegan or vegetarian until they hit the teen years. I'd ask why she had decided this, and talk about it with her, but as a child? Yeah, those decisions can wait. She can eat healthy without all of that hassle.
My son is a vegetarian. He told me long ago that he didn't want to eat animals because they are our friends. Who can argue with that? I do allow it because he eats plenty of other foods that are good for him (except fruit, he just isn't a fan). I fully expected him to change his mind, it's been probably three years and he hasn't.
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