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I come from a household where meat is eaten generally with almost every meal. When I first decided to become vegetarian, my parents were less than thrilled about finding alternatives for my already picky diet. After some time, though, they have become much more supportive of my choice. My question to you is, how supportive have your parents been?
that's exactly how it is with my parents except instead of making fun of me, he just tries to make me eat meat
At first, they had no idea how to handle it. I'm the only herbivore in the family, so it really threw them for a loop. My dad made fun of me and I don't recall my mom saying much, other than asking me what she would be able to make for me. Two years later, they're much more supportive. Whatever I make, they try it out and they've liked pretty much everything. They also ask me questions about it and make sure I'm getting the right nutrients. My dad still makes fun of me, but not in the mean, unfunny way like it was before.
My parents aren't very supportive- I'm not a vegan, only a lacto-ovo vegetaraian, but they keep asking me things like, 'So is knowing that meat comes from animals to much reality for you?' And my dad doesn't understand because he feels that animals are bred for human consumption...so it is very hard for me. There are days where they cook only meat, and the side is a bowl of corn or French fries- so that is actually all I eat... They were supportive in the beginning, but anymore...they get worse. Thankfully though my older brother is supportive and enjoys trying vegetarian and vegan foods for me, so I guess that's nice right? But I see what you are going through :/
My mom when hear it said stop it, u are sick need to eat, but my dad even if he has a bad hobbie with his friends tried to avoid meat too but he gave me congratulations, also he support me so much and ofc everytime we go out for family dinner he speak to the chef cook something special for vegetarian :D
My parents are super unsupportive. Its been over three years since i've become a vegetarian and they still think its just phase. But i've made a life choice and they've given up on me. I make my own meals and eat by myself. They never respect my decision and always ask if i want some meat.
like you every one eats meat in my family - it tuck them along time and lots of pushing and stubbornness for them to accept that was a veggie 4 life! :D
My parents first reaction was schock but now my mother likes to prove her cook skills and also stopped to eat that much meat. She isn't a vegetarian but i think it is a big deal that she lowered her meat consumption :)
My mom opposed me very hard. I do not know very well about vegetarian or vegan society in other parts of my country, but in Vietnamese's mind, being vegetarian is always related to religion. She even thought that I was about to become a monk. But, I still keep going on with this lifestyle and try to explain things to her. I am the cook of the family, so sad that I still have to cook meat for my mom and younger brother's daily meal.
Hy! I live with my parents and grandparents, and they also eat meat every single day and in every single meal. First they were really not so supportive, but luckily my mom stood by my side the whole time. Soon, all of them, I wouldn't say supported me, but accepted my life choice. I know what they think about not eating meat, but don't talk about it in front of me. They cook meat, but half of the food is always vegetarian for me:)