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Re: Is raising children as vegetarians/vegans/fruitarians a form of child abuse?

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Are you serious?

You been reading the Daily Mail too? of course its not child abuse, it's healthy food - I would think higher of a parent feeding their kids healthy food from one of the above diets then stuffing junk food down their necks.

My only opinion is that when the child gets to an age to choose their own diet then they can. I have friends who have fed their kids on their same diet beliefs but let them decide when they were old enough to choose.
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Re: Is raising children as vegetarians/vegans/fruitarians a form of child abuse?

That would be a definite and resounding maybe!
But but that maybe is uncertainty enough I for one, would sure would not want to take the risk with my children.
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Is raising children as vegetarians/vegans/fruitarians a form of child abuse?
Is passing on your values and lifestyle to your kids a form of child abuse?
Everybody does it.

Get serious, dude...

Edit: Or, if you are trying to insinuate that vegetarian food does not provide all the nutrition required for kids, think again!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegetarianism#Longevity
vegetarians had a 24% lower mortality from ischaemic heart disease than nonvegetarians
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Are you serious?

You been reading the Daily Mail too? of course its not child abuse, it's healthy food - I would think higher of a parent feeding their kids healthy food from one of the above diets then stuffing junk food down their necks.

My only opinion is that when the child gets to an age to choose their own diet then they can. I have friends who have fed their kids on their same diet beliefs but let them decide when they were old enough to choose.
but you can put both kinds of food in front of a child and the child can decide what to eat.
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Is passing on your values and lifestyle to your kids a form of child abuse?
Everybody does it.

Get serious, dude...

So all junkies should feed their kids drugs? Great idea, I love a couple of glasses of wine with my evening meal, should I give the kids some to then?
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Is raising children as vegetarians/vegans/fruitarians a form of child abuse?

I think raising your children to be hypocrites is a problem.

If you don't eat meat as you do not like killing animals for food then stop consuming dairy as well, and give your children an honest answer about milk production.

If it's for medical reasons (i.e. cutting out animal fat) then that's fair enough though perhaps a little misguided. (I know a couple of brothers who decided not to eat meat as basically every male member of their family was dying of heart disease at an early age.

Otherwise, I'd feed them absolutely everything and then let them decide when they're old enough.

You, as parents, do not necessarily know what is good for your children.
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Re: Is raising children as vegetarians/vegans/fruitarians a form of child abuse?

I like to cook meatless quite often, however no dairy, eggy-stuff or fish is a step too far from my nature.
But if the choice was between a entrecôte Café de Paris and pommes au gratin.
Slammer would be all over the entrecôte like ebola.
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So all junkies should feed their kids drugs? Great idea, I love a couple of glasses of wine with my evening meal, should I give the kids some to then?
Nice comparison!
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I would think higher of a parent feeding their kids healthy food from one of the above diets then stuffing junk food down their necks.
But... but fries are vegetarian.
http://www.englishforum.ch/family-matters-health/70337-toddlers-junk-food.html

I cannot really agree to all the "it is healthy" arguments - my former employer had a cantine with a vegi option which I chose quite regularly. But more often than not was the "cheese filled pasta with cream sauce" nowhere near as healthy as the meat option... so: eating healthy is one thing and being vegetarian another. As a parent you should feed your children responsibly and you can do that with and without meat - but without is more difficult.

Bottom line: Clearly child abuse - no doubt about it.

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I think raising your children to be hypocrites is a problem.
Is it child abuse to raise your kid religiously then? (You can pick which one - they are at some level all the same...)
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So all junkies should feed their kids drugs? Great idea, I love a couple of glasses of wine with my evening meal, should I give the kids some to then?
I couldn't resist the groan, please don't take it to hear and whine about it, treat it as a friendly groan

Seriously, WTF? Are you equating food choices to drinking/ doing drugs in childhood
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Re: Is raising children as vegetarians/vegans/fruitarians a form of child abuse?

It's a bleedin choice - it really irks me when veggies get bashed by non veggies.

There must be lots of indian kids suffering child abuse in the areas of India where they don't eat meat - how terrible the poor little mites, lets go and inflict our meat eating views on them and tell them how bad they are enforcing their non meat eating lifestyle on their offspring

FFS get a grip
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Re: Is raising children as vegetarians/vegans/fruitarians a form of child abuse?

From Wikipedia again:

Vegetarianism is viewed in different ways around the world. In some areas there is cultural and even legal support, but in others the diet is poorly understood or even frowned upon.

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It's a bleedin choice - it really irks me when veggies get bashed by non veggies.

There must be lots of indian kids suffering child abuse in the areas of India where they don't eat meat - how terrible the poor little mites, lets go and inflict our meat eating views on them and tell them how bad they are enforcing their non meat eating lifestyle on their offspring

FFS get a grip
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Is it child abuse to raise your kid religiously then? (You can pick which one - they are at some level all the same...)
Depends whether you start hacking bits off in the name of your religion
(but that's a different thread )
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Well I find it a brilliant insite from Phil to open a new thread as this could get bloody to medium rare.
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It's a bleedin choice - it really irks me when veggies get bashed by non veggies.

There must be lots of indian kids suffering child abuse in the areas of India where they don't eat meat - how terrible the poor little mites, lets go and inflict our meat eating views on them and tell them how bad they are enforcing their non meat eating lifestyle on their offspring

FFS get a grip
I bet they're not eating bacon tofu sandwiches and faux turkey roasts.

I love the Southern Indian diet - and it's a damn sight healthier than a psuedo-vegetarian diet here based heavily the cheese and butter.
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If a vegan feels that without a shadow of a doubt ALL of their children's nutritional requirements are being met, then I see nothing wrong with it. We all want what is best for our children and do the best we can with the knowledge we have. I would emphasize however, that if even for one moment one should ever feel that perhaps their children are not getting 100% of their nutritional requirements met, then a change must be made immediately!
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I bet they're not eating bacon tofu sandwiches and faux turkey roasts.

I love the Southern Indian diet - and it's a damn sight healthier than a psuedo-vegetarian diet here based heavily the cheese and butter.
You are assuming every vegetarian here is eating cheese and butter enriched diets. I am aware some do, but to judge all by the same actions as a few is unfair.

And child abuse? Was that serious Phil or tongue in cheek?
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You are assuming every vegetarian here is eating cheese and butter enriched diets. I am aware some do, but to judge all by the same actions as a few is unfair.
No, only the ones I know.
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No, only the ones I know.
I think proper serious veggies who are doing it for their own right reasons will at most be eating a sensible diet. I am sure they look at our diets and shake their heads. I fail to see how meat eaters can criticize, I bet many non veggies here have poor diets and don't eat enough fruit and veg.

I am more concerned with the parents that shove fast food down their kids necks not veggie food
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