Challenges of a Vegan Lifestyle — Vegan Children RSS

How to Explain Veganism to Your Children?

When parenting, explaining difficult concepts to our kids (as race, politics or sexuality) is one of the most difficult things to do. This is true for many subjects but vegan parents may find additional challenges. How could you explain veganism to your children without confusing them more? How to make them understand this without exposing them to harsh realities they may not be ready to know? Veganism should be explained in the kindest yet most practical way possible. Our children must be able to understand why their parents have chosen this lifestyle even if the alternatives seem more appealing, like eating meat or drinking sugar-packed sodas. As a vegan parent, you must not expect your kids to figure veganism out...

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What To Do When Your Vegan Kids Get a Party Invitation

You may be tired of hearing that the biggest challenge parents do have with their vegan kids is the exterior influence, the unexpected and the social pressure. Maintaining the routine and lifestyle outside the house is not going to be easy as all kinds of situations may interfere, posing big challenges that only patient parents will be able to beat. One of those social situations is parties, just like birthday parties that are so frequent in childhood. The well-known format is one that you may have experienced yourself in your youth, even if you are vegan now. A gathering full of kids playing around and eating sweet treats and drinking sugar-packed juices and sodas. A dreading situation for any vegan...

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Raising a Vegan Baby: Everything You Need to Know

Having the desire of raising a vegan baby is quite normal for parents who practice and live by this philosophy. There are many reasons why we should do the effort to raise our children as vegans. However, this is a difficult and confusing journey in many ways. The challenges are abundant but so are the rewards. As a responsible, loving parent, you certainly want the very best for your children. That’s exactly why you are thinking in raising them as vegans, laying the foundations for a conscious, healthier life. But with this decision, many doubts may arise. In the following lines, we’ll talk about the key aspects you need to understand about raising a vegan baby. Is It Possible (and...

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Vegan Meals at School: Do You Count On It or Do You Stick to the Pack Lunch?

Vegan parents are more and more committed these days to providing a solid, conscious nutrition to their children. The efforts go beyond what they eat at home, trying hard to keep the experience consistent, something that includes what kids eat at the school. Fortunately, the number of schools that are offering vegan meals to students is increasing. While these schools continue to be a minority, the alternatives are there. In the UK, students can either eat what the school’s menu offers or take something packed from home. Having this aspect figured out is essential to parents who seek to guarantee uninterrupted vegan nutrition to their children. While it may be tough to rely entirely on third parties, like the school’s...

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What If Your Kids Don’t Want to be Vegan

Modern vegan parents are finding themselves in front of a serious dilemma: what if their kids decide to leave the vegan lifestyle they have taught when raising them? With more and more parents taking this road, the “unfortunate” situation described above has become relevant, out of the surface, more evident than ever before. For devoted vegans, this may be a tragic situation. Once they reach an age where they can take their own decisions, kids may choose to have a non-vegan diet, trying to leave behind what they were told during their entire childhood. What would happen in such scenario? What would this imply to the parents and their relationship with their sons and daughters? Less than you think, actually....

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