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January 10th, 2011, 03:22 PM
Carwen*Angel's Avatar Fly away on my zephyr
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Do you think you would bring your kids up vegetarian, or give them a broader diet including meat to make sure they were getting all their nutrients?

I'm vegetarian, veering towards vegan because I have a dairy intolerance, but I still give Daniel meat and dairy.
I'd be worried about him not getting enough protein, iron, selenium, calcium etc otherwise and he is SO limited in what he'll eat - trying to broaden his diet is difficult, without actually force-feeding him.

Sometimes I think about whether I'm being a hypocrite, but I'm doing what I think is best for my child.

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January 10th, 2011, 05:01 PM
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I'm not a vegetarian, so I guess it would depend on my reasons. If I didn't eat meat "just because", then I wouldn't limit it from my kids. If it were for a religious reason, I'd insist they follow it until they were old enough to understand my decision and make their own.
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January 10th, 2011, 08:50 PM
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As far as meat goes, I really only eat chicken and turkey. I don't care if my children eat meat or not...it's totally up to them! I'm not going to make them a hamburger or a steak, but if they are out at a restaurant or DH wants to make it for them...that's fine with me.

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January 10th, 2011, 11:57 PM
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That's a tough one. I would certainly allow them to eat meat if they wanted to. I wouldn't force the issue either way. I don't think its being hypocritical at all. You could use it as a learning experience for him. Teach him what you believe about why you don't eat meat and then allow him to make up his own mind.

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