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    Should you lead your child to be a vegetarian?

    Following on from something i spotted in another thread, should you bring your kid up as a vegetarian from a young age just because you are?

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    oh here we go,suppose it was my comment?

    if someone has to ask people in a general forum on how to raise kids perhaps they shouldn't have any. :whistling:

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    No you should make the stupid sprog eat only CAKE.

    no, tht would be ridiculous

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    yes and if you are gay you should raise your children to be so as well

    No, i don't agree with it.

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    Should religion be forced on to young children?

    Should boys wear blue and girls wear pink?

    no you shouldnt

    Is this a carrot or stick question?

    Yes .... for the sake of their health and the planet.

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    yes, force them and if they dont comply make them eat meat, that will fix it

    i agree....no .... not unless it was something religious or cultural.

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    Of course you shouldn't.

    Kids need meat in their diet to grow up big and strong.

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    casparwhite;7853835

    get your own thread:thumbsup:



    Can't be bothered

    If you are veggie then give the children what you have, educate them and when they are old enough (about aged let them choose when out of the house, say at friends houses or parties etc. I don't see why a veggie should be made to prepare meat for children, but they must make sure the child gets protien from other sources.

    FilthAndFurry;7853843

    Of course you shouldn't.Kids need meat in their diet to grow up big and … Of course you shouldn't.Kids need meat in their diet to grow up big and strong.



    Could give them protein shakes and iron tablets

    I think that we are omnivores - teeth, dietary requirements, guts - but I don't really care if Vegetarian parents provide proper meals for their children whether those meals contain animals or not.

    Lots of people actually don't like meat so don't include it in their diets and TBH there is a whole lot of stupidity talked about what should/not be in a balanced diet IMO.

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    mrsmaido;7853849

    If you are veggie then give the children what you have, educate them and … If you are veggie then give the children what you have, educate them and when they are old enough (about aged let them choose when out of the house, say at friends houses or parties etc. I don't see why a veggie should be made to prepare meat for children, but they must make sure the child gets protien from other sources.



    why shouldnt a veggie prepare meat for a non veggie exactly?

    I don't eat meat, however i make it for my hubby and child.

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    Mum2Connor&Cerys;7853811

    oh here we go,suppose it was my comment?



    I deliberately started a new thread, mentioned no threads or names so thee wouldn't be no arguments :thumbsup:

    I;m not asking for advice on how to raise kids, i haven't even got any, it's just that a few people feel the need to push their lifestyle onto their children, and not getting any nutrition from meat based products.

    As you have now brought it up, M2C&C, do you wish to expand on your comments?

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    Lulu'sMammy;7853868

    I don't eat meat, however i make it for my hubby and child.



    im interested in this making meat business you have:p

    Well, humans are omnivores, so we are designed to eat from both meat and plant sources.
    Therefore cutting one of those out of the equation is not a good idea.

    I was a vege for 3 years, but went back as it sucked.

    If you have kids then they should be allowed to eat meat in your house or not. And yes you SHOULD have to prepare it. they are your kids. You are the parent. You cant ban a child from having theyre own choices. Well as far as veggie or meat goes.
    see lulusmammy has the right idea.

    peodude;7853879

    I deliberately started a new thread, mentioned no threads or names so … I deliberately started a new thread, mentioned no threads or names so thee wouldn't be no arguments :thumbsup:I;m not asking for advice on how to raise kids, i haven't even got any, it's just that a few people feel the need to push their lifestyle onto their children, and not getting any nutrition from meat based products.As you have now brought it up, M2C&C, do you wish to expand on your comments?



    mrsmaido:
    If you are veggie then give the children what you have, educate them and when they are old enough (about aged let them choose when out of the house, say at friends houses or parties etc. I don't see why a veggie should be made to prepare meat for children, but they must make sure the child gets protien from other sources.

    I agree with what that member put.

    Supermod

    It does not matter. Until they are gillick competent it is your decision as their parent.

    Lulu'sMammy;7853868

    I don't eat meat, however i make it for my hubby and child.



    me too... but i got no idea what it tastes like, i only go by the smell & looks.

    as Dara O'Briain says 'why put meat on animals if they aren't to be eaten'

    as frankie boyle says 'i have a veggie option, f*** off'

    both arguments that add weight i feel!

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    magicjay1986;7853900

    It does not matter. Until they are gillick competent it is your decision … It does not matter. Until they are gillick competent it is your decision as their parent.



    I agree.

    If I am crossing the road my child would also cross it too.

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    Mum2Connor&Cerys;7853897

    mrsmaido: If you are veggie then give the children what you have, educate … mrsmaido: If you are veggie then give the children what you have, educate them and when they are old enough (about aged let them choose when out of the house, say at friends houses or parties etc. I don't see why a veggie should be made to prepare meat for children, but they must make sure the child gets protien from other sources. I agree with what that member put.



    But in your case it wasn't buying a preparing meat, it was a tiny tiny amount of meat product in a milk powder that stopped you. Why?

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    DLM;7853914

    I agree.If I am crossing the road my child would also cross it too.



    what if they refuse to cross.......would you force them?

    No, i'd never consider forcing my children to be vegetarians. If they decide at a later age that they want to be a vegetarian that's fine but until then it's not my choice to make especially when you consider the possible health problems.

    For example (I know it's vegans but it's similar)

    timesonline.co.uk/tol…ece

    Beninlincs;7853912

    as Dara O'Briain says 'why put meat on animals if they aren't to be … as Dara O'Briain says 'why put meat on animals if they aren't to be eaten'as frankie boyle says 'i have a veggie option, f*** off'both arguments that add weight i feel!



    I usually find eating cakes adds more weight:p

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    casparwhite;7853927

    what if they refuse to cross.......would you force them?



    Yes because I was their parent and stronger.

    casparwhite;7853864

    why shouldnt a veggie prepare meat for a non veggie exactly?



    Because it makes them feel sick! Don't get me wrong, if my kids really wanted to try a burger then I'd let them ( they are 11, 8 and 5 and have all tried meat, they just accept its not what we have at home), I just couldn't handle meat products myself and I don't think it is an essential part of any bodies diet.

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    DLM;7853914

    I agree.If I am crossing the road my child would also cross it too.



    Exactly. People who use the word "force" are misguided. It is not against the childs will as they are not able to form their own opinion/choice.

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    casparwhite;7853927

    what if they refuse to cross.......would you force them?



    Not directed at me but I will answer it.

    Yes, if I felt it was in the childs interst to.

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    magicjay1986;7853938

    Exactly. People who use the word "force" are misguided. It is not against … Exactly. People who use the word "force" are misguided. It is not against the childs will as they are not able to form their own opinion/choice.



    OK then, i'll change it to "lead you child by not giving them meat" :thumbsup:

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    why would anyone force something on their child that they wouldnt eat themselves would have been a better thread

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    peodude;7853957

    OK then, i'll change it to "lead you child by not giving them meat" … OK then, i'll change it to "lead you child by not giving them meat" :thumbsup:



    Everyone brings up their children the way they think they should.

    Some people are religious therefore take their children to church etc...

    This is silly... if your a good parent you just do what you think is best for your child...and we all have different views...as long as the child is happy and healthy what does it matter?
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