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#1 Old 08-31-2009, 05:06 PM
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Thanx guys for your input in this, much appreciated.
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#2 Old 08-31-2009, 05:22 PM
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How headstrong is she, and determined to not eat animals? Fourteen is definitely an age in which, even if the parents aren't inclined to "allow it," the teen is old enough to assert themselves. The fall-out from that depends on the family.

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That sucks, I'd hate to be in that situation.



Sorry that isn't very helpful... But i would just say what you've said. There isn't a lot you can do, especially with strict fathers.
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#4 Old 08-31-2009, 06:15 PM
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My grandparents and mother wouldn't allow it either. I am pretty stubborn though and just would not eat any food with meat in it. I lost alot of weight and broke my arm (on a scooter lol). I think after that they sorta knew that I was serious. She just has to be determined (and stay away from scooters lol).
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Fourteen year olds can be very fickle. It might be vegetarianism this week, and something else next week. What will impress upon your parents the seriousness of her convictions is if she volunteers to take on more responsibilities. Back it up with more than talk and stick with it.



Offer to assist with shopping. Help with preparation of meals... maybe she volunteers to take on responsibility of making salads and veg dishes. Learn about proper nutrition and help with meal planning.



But until she is 18 and out of the house and paying for her own lifestyle choices, the parents make the call.

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#7 Old 09-01-2009, 03:37 PM
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She can be head strong at times, but the fact she can't cook for herself is a real problem. We work in a fast food place and she either works or is stuck up stairs where there is no kitchen. So my dad does all the cooking for her and she eats what she is givin. Which usually is a very meaty dish.



Our determination to do things tend to end when our parents disagree with the idea. The only way I am able to stay a vegan is because I can cook for myself and I can buy my own things to eat.



My whole family will be making snide comment and all trying to cheat her into eating meat if she turned veggie, when it's family gatherings. I don't think she would be able to handle the things my family throw at me sometimes. She's can be sensitive at times.



oh my, that's horrible. Me, personally, I would fight for what I believe in - even if it did mean going hungry or upsetting my parents. Maybe that's not for everyone and I don't want to promote disobedience but I am just stubborn >.<



However, maybe to start out with she can pick out what she can from the meal or ask for more veggies/bread?
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