french vegetarian mum

I’m french, 45 years old, vegetarian for the past 15 years, my husband has been vegetarian for 25 years. We are trying to raise a vegetarian child in a country that praise meat in every dishes. Not always easy.

Wanted to read how other parents do elsewhere in the planet.


Hi Scarlett06,

I am not a mum, so I can offer no help there. I just wanted to tell you that I know how you feel, because I am Greek, living in the Netherlands. In Greece people traditionally pierce a whole lamb with a pole and roast it over open fires to celebrate Easter. And in the Netherlands people survive on fried meat balls and cheese. So going vegan is not the easiest choice.
It takes dedication and to be sure about your motives.
The thing is that you would probably not show Earthlings to a child :confused:
I understand that you are mostly worried about school and how your child will react to questions or comments from classmates related to his/her vegetarian meals?
How old is your child? Maybe this information will help veg*an parents give you more focused tips :slight_smile:
Good luck!