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A long term couple, who have both been life long vegetarians, have a child.

Do you feel it is right that they bring up their child as a vegetarian too?
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So long as a child’s needs are being cared for (and any nutritional value that is otherwise primarily consumed in meat is being consumed via another fashion) I don’t really see that there’s a problem. Parents impose all sorts of moral values on their children and generally what happens is that when they become old enough to acquire critical thinking skills, they determine which values they think are worth adhering to.
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At what age would the child be considered old enough to decide for themselves then?
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(09-08-2020, 12:33 AM)rubberpinafore Wrote: At what age would the child be considered old enough to decide for themselves then?
To some extent it would happen naturally. As a child grows up and becomes more independent, the parent generally finds themselves with less control anyway. 

For instance when the child goes to school (particularly high school) the parent won’t be there to control what the child eats. Likewise, at birthday parties, the parent isn’t going to be there holding the child’s hand as much as they grow up. 

Ultimately, putting an exact age on it would be futile as even if the parents were to offer a child this decision, it would vary by culture and household (for instance, in households devoted to some cultures and religions, shunning vegetarianism, would also be to reject that culture or religion) but generally when they are independent enough and therefore are met with the opportunities to do so.
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It happens all the time. Can't see what the point of your question is, frankly. Big deal, someone doesn't eat meat and they bring their kid up the same. Same as meat eaters raising their kids to eat meat. (Except they usually don't make a point of self-describing as 'meat eaters').
Or those of a religious bent sending their kids off to a school that matches their beliefs.
Every vegetarian I know - and I know many - knows they need to find alternative sources of protein if they aren't eating animal flesh.
Know thy self, sissy.  Don't whine, don't pine, learn to expand your mind.   
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(09-08-2020, 08:33 AM)sissysoft Wrote: Can't see what the point of your question is, frankly.

Simply to gauge what people thought of indoctrination.  I deliberately didn't mention the religious example as it's a subject that is frowned upon here, but that is just the same thing.

Obviously no conclusions can be drawn at this stage as we only have two responses so far.
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It is only natural that vegetarian parents will bring up their children to be vegetarian.  You can get all the vitamins and nutritions that you need with a vegetarian diet.
When the child is older or has left home they may well experiment with meat eating or even become a meat eater. As a adult that is their choice. However I would expect that most children who had a vegetarian diet when young would continue to be veggies as they mature into adults.
Maybe proper education about where food comes from when they are younger may influence their decisions? 
A school trip to an abattoir or a visit to see chickens crammed into barn?
And thats before we get started on the environmental impact that rearing animals for food can have.
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(09-07-2020, 12:12 AM)rubberpinafore Wrote: A long term couple, who have both been life long vegetarians, have a child.

Do you feel it is right that they bring up their child as a vegetarian too?

Does it really matter what I feel?  Not being the child's parent, would my opinion even count?  Any more than those parents' opinions apropos dietary practices in my own household?  ...or religious practices, either, for that matter.  Unwarranted intrusion into other people's parenting has to be the Eighth Deadly Sin.  

American advice columnist Ann Landers used to frequently cite her 11th Commandment: MYOB! It was always good advice.  Still is.  

And where is the relevance to petticoating, anyhow?  Unless maybe the vegetarian parents were forcing the meat-hungry child to wear a dress made from flank steak, a la Lady Gaga at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, as a punishment for its carnivorous cravings.  That would be rotten, indeed, after a while.  
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(09-12-2020, 03:40 PM)mikki Wrote:
(09-07-2020, 12:12 AM)rubberpinafore Wrote: A long term couple, who have both been life long vegetarians, have a child.

Do you feel it is right that they bring up their child as a vegetarian too?

Does it really matter what I feel?  Not being the child's parent, would my opinion even count?  Any more than those parents' opinions apropos dietary practices in my own household?  ...or religious practices, either, for that matter.  Unwarranted intrusion into other people's parenting has to be the Eighth Deadly Sin.  

American advice columnist Ann Landers used to frequently cite her 11th Commandment: MYOB! It was always good advice.  Still is.  

And where is the relevance to petticoating, anyhow?  Unless maybe the vegetarian parents were forcing the meat-hungry child to wear a dress made from flank steak, a la Lady Gaga at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, as a punishment for its carnivorous cravings.  That would be rotten, indeed, after a while.  

Opinions are what make forums.  Discussions lead to interaction and interesting debates, often to new ideas and shared experiences.  Without opinion forums stagnate and die.  Why else do people visit here?  Nor am I sure of how my fictitious question poses any kind of intrusion?  How have you drawn this conclusion?

Anyway, after reading your input I have to admit that your opinion matters not a jot to me but I do find it odd that if you felt this thread was so irrelevant why you chose to reply?  Simply ignore it. And if opinions are of such little value, why are you offering yours?

As to the relevance, I was leading up to a linking it to a very interesting thread about Liev Schrieber and Kai (https://petticoated.com/forum/showthread...hlight=kai).
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I think I can probably sense where this is going but just for the record, what do you sense the link between a child being brought up as vegetarian and a child choosing to transgender as being?

I can conceive of the possibility that there is a genetic disposition that has caused parent and child to both exert transgender preferences and am even sure that Kai has learned some skills and attitudes from Liev with respect to this.

A direct connection with this thread however would imply that Kai was brought up as transgender because of Liev’s own preferences which I am quite sure would be illegal and not something that I buy into (or have seen any evidence to back up).

Vegetarianism would better be compared with religion in that both a cultural factors, whereas sex is something that an individual is born with and gender and sexuality things that individuals identify with.
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