1. Julia said:

    Yes, yes, and double yes! You are totally right with this one.
    When my future kids grow up, they might choose to not be vegan outside my home, and it would hurt me as much as if my children decided to commit crime outside my home, to engage in sexist and other discriminatory language and behavior outside my home, etc.

    And even if I didn’t see it in that extreme of light, isn’t the purpose of parenting to impart upon your children your morals, beliefs, lifestyle, and customs, in the hope that these values will help them become mature, respectful, kind, considerate, responsible human beings? Isn’t that why we do (or don’t) impart onto our children religion, morals, and standards of behavior? How is teaching them to be vegan any different from that? If someone questions me about how my raising vegan children is “harmful,” I would be well within my right to suggest that similarly, raising their children to be religious (or not), generous and respectful, well-educated and thoughtful, is also “harmful.” Which is to say, it’s not.

    August 19, 2012
  2. said:

    While I look on the bright side regarding my strong influence on my husband’s diet at home, I cheered on my 7yo boy as he jumped on Daddy saying, “Don’t eat that cheese! The calf got killed!”

    August 27, 2012
  3. said:

    I’ve been moving myself from a pescetarian to a vegan diet, and now am looking for ways to make a plant-based diet super kid-friendly. I’ve got a stack of vegan cookbooks from the library and we’re looking through them together. Other ideas?

    September 21, 2012
  4. said:

    @Cat, go for lots of funny shapes. Or so the books I’m reading say. :) Get the kids involved in mixing the foods up. What books are you reading?

    @Jess: Awesome.

    September 21, 2012

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