The next time we called my parents, my daughter proudly informed them she was vegetarian. That’s when it came: The Talk.
For me, being vegan always meant that I didn’t eat any foods that contained animal products. I never really understood the real power of being a vegan until very recently.
Horror of horrors! Gasp with a capital G! Where is a well meaning vegetarian parent to turn for aid and assistance in this, the most trying of trying times?
Why are we so taken aback when our teenage son announces his plan to go vegetarian? And why are we shocked into further disbelief when he decides to deepen his commitment by eliminating eggs and dairy? I know why.
My friends don’t fully understand all my reasoning for becoming vegan. Sometimes it can be difficult…
What is one to do, when grandma is insulted you won’t try her gravy, and uncle teases you for caring for four-legged beings?
From scrutinizing every product label to navigating tense social gatherings; life can best be defined as a struggle for the vegan. To be teenage and vegan is a particularly volatile mix.
As difficult as it may seem, the parenting style has to shift from being the boss to being a consultant. Now, no one is saying here that there aren’t any rules, but they are more flexible and more subject to negotiation.
One of my favorite things about the vegetarian community is the unusual generosity and compassion that permeates from within. Extending this to the disenfranchised veggie teen and their parents could very well make the difference.
Unlike being a vegetarian, veganism is not a diet. It’s a lifestyle. But for those of us teens who are at the place where they feel these changes are necessary in your life, this article is for you!
by Tammie Ortlieb I was vegan for three months. Religiously, I loaded my plate with leafy greens, deep reds, soy this, soy that, and a sprinkling of nuts and berries any mother would be proud of. I experimented with egg substitutes, dairy alternatives, and even a sampling of foods I couldn’t pronounce. I was beaming from my newfound accomplishment and noticeably healthier. It was the drive-thru that did me in. Four kids in...
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Thanks to the technology era, there are now many alternatives to dissection that teachers can use in their biology and science classes that don’t require the use of real animals. These teaching aids are available in the form of CD-ROMs, software, models, videos, and anatomy charts. Following is a list of companies that offer humane alternatives to dissection. See if your teacher or school will order from these companies in lieu...