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Why is it if we raise our children Vegan we are brainwashing them? I'm beyond angry with this!!! Or that or children do not eat 'normal' food. Try telling my daughters what they eat isn't normal, you will get told otherwise!!! Or when they are older they will eat 'normal' food. Or are your kids healthy because we do not have animal products. But hey feed your kids McDonald's twice a week and no one says a thing!!! I'm so frustrated right now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>melbow</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2824811"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I had people feeling sorry for my kids before I even had any.</div>
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Why? Because you want to raise your children healthy with strong morals?
 

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My heart goes out to you on this matter, any deviation from the norm, especially when it comes to parenting, is relentlessly attacked by society. Be prepared when your kids do fall ill at some point, be it a cold or the chickenpox, to have veganism blamed. 'Oh obviously their immune system isn't getting what it needs' will be the cry, and then, then you will seethe.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Carley</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2824812"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Why? Because you want to raise your children healthy with strong morals?</div>
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Yeah, really. What makes me a bit sad is I know my dad is hoping for the day when my son (still a baby) wants nothing more than to eat a steak.
 

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My heart goes out to you on this matter, any deviation from the norm, especially when it comes to parenting, is relentlessly attacked by society. Be prepared when your kids do fall ill at some point, be it a cold or the chickenpox, to have veganism blamed. 'Oh obviously their immune system isn't getting what it needs' will be the cry, and then, then you will seethe.</div>
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And what do we say to the parents with kids who are not vegan and get chickenpox etc. They never think of that LOL
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Carley</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2824829"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
And what do we say to the parents with kids who are not vegan and get chickenpox etc. They never think of that LOL</div>
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Well, try blaming illness on meat and see where THAT gets you. 'Cuckoo hippie' may as well be tattooed on your forehead!
 

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Throw out the line "At least they'll never get mad cow disease". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Well, try blaming illness on meat and see where THAT gets you. 'Cuckoo hippie' may as well be tattooed on your forehead!</div>
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I'm going to try that one LOL
 

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Throw out the line "At least they'll never get mad cow disease". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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LOL Too true, that made me laugh, thank you <3
 

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Yeah, really. What makes me a bit sad is I know my dad is hoping for the day when my son (still a baby) wants nothing more than to eat a steak.</div>
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Hopefully they know better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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my little guy is 13 months. when he was a newborn, my father decided to tell me that he thought it was mean that i was planning on "forcing" the little one to be vegan and was sad that his grandson would never get the experience of having a mcdonald's birthday party. :p my response: "well, you know, you 'forced' me to be a meat-eater. everyone raises their children according to their own ethics and preferences." then he started going into "well, why do you think god put animals here in the first place?" oy.
 

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my little guy is 13 months. when he was a newborn, my father decided to tell me that he thought it was mean that i was planning on "forcing" the little one to be vegan and was sad that his grandson would never get the experience of having a mcdonald's birthday party. :p my response: "well, you know, you 'forced' me to be a meat-eater. everyone raises their children according to their own ethics and preferences." then he started going into "well, why do you think god put animals here in the first place?" oy.</div>
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Simple I do not believe in god, I'd love to see that reaction.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>melbow</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2824811"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I had people feeling sorry for my kids before I even had any.</div>
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Figures.<br>
Most people care more about nonexistent children than about animals suffering right now to become or produce "<a href="http://meatvideo.com/" target="_blank">food</a>."<br>
Wouldn't it be nice if they could muster up a bit of sympathy for egg-laying hens?
 

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My argument for all religion being brought into the vegan/veggie debate is this: "Thou shalt not kill" and "Do onto others as you would have them do unto you."
 

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My argument for all religion being brought into the vegan/veggie debate is this: "Thou shalt not kill" and "Do onto others as you would have them do unto you."</div>
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It's amazing how they alter that one to make it okay.
 

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I'm so frustrated right now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:"></div>
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Try not to be too frustrated - everyone's got an idea about how kids should be raised. Often people give advice because they care, but they're ignorant. Just do your own thing. As the caretaker YOU get to decide what your young children will eat.
 

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Why would someone be sad if a kid didnt have a McDonalds birthday party? It would be far better for the child to have a birthday party with healthy, proper food than have the children with that stuff festering in their stomachs.
 

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People always ask me if I'm going to force/make my children eat vegan. Children don't choose what they eat, they eat what their parents give them, I wouldn't be forcing anyone anymore than any other parent.<br><br>
People seem to have this huge misunderstanding of how morality works. If you make a moral choice, you do so because you feel that is what right, what kind of parent would want to raise their children to live in a way they feel is wrong?<br><br>
I feel the same about this as children being raised religious, I'm a very avid atheist but of COURSE christians are going to want their kids to be christian, because they believe they're saving them from hell and helping them be loved by God. One day your kids will grow up and make their own choices, but when they're small enough not to be able to choose, what parent wouldn't set out the best, healthiest, and most moral choice they feel they can?
 

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I've had this one leveled at me a few times over the years. I always counter-attack - pointing out that they 'brainwash' their children into thinking that eating animals is okay, purely because that's what our society does. The fact that I have actually taken the time to THINK about it, to make an informed decision and to learn about nutrition is much better than just going along with everyone else.<br><br>
I do remember, when my oldest son was about 6, he had terrible pains in his stomach and it hurt him to urinate. The doctor, on hearing that he was a vegetarian, almost wrote off investigating further. Luckily, at the last moment, he decided to do a urine test, and found blood. Further investigations revealed a congenital defect in one of his ureters, which was leading to all the pain he was experiencing. One operation later, and he was fine. His vegetarian diet was never mentioned by the doctors again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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