So i do my best to be vegan but my mother makes dinner and gets very upset if i dont eat my whole dinner. tell her im old enough to make my own choices and that im going to be living on my own very soon so i can learn to make my own food. But when she makes dinner thats non vegan and i dont eat it she gets upset and forces me to eat it.
Ive offered to buy my own vegan foods even. but she always tosses them out.
Any tips? Im going to moving out soon hopefully but my money goes twords helping with bills here, so to save up, it will take time.
I agree with Styna and Dagmar. Non-perishables hid in your room is a great idea. Would it be possible for you to cook your own dinner before or after your mother cooks the rest of the family’s non-vegan meal? I would also avoid using the term “vegan foods” around her. There are many foods that are just naturally vegan. You don’t have to spend a bunch of money on meat or egg or dairy substitutes- what about beans? Legumes? Some noodles? Rice? Potatoes, even. Fruits and veggies. 🙂 Good luck.
I’m confused… How, exactly, does she -force- you to eat the food? Does she physically put it in your mouth, move your jaw to chew it, and then shove it down your throat?
As far as her throwing your food out, that really sucks. Do you have any friends you see often who would let you keep the food at their house? And as Dagmar suggested, buying non-perishables and hiding them in your room seems like a good option.
Same here except with becoming vegan. I’ve been vegetarian for forever, and finally I got my mom to understand. Now hat I joined peta2, I know that just being vegetarian isn’t enough. I want to become vegan soo badly, but she won’t let me. I offered to buy the food and everything, and she denies that these things are cruel. I have shied away from showing her the graphic videos, cause I don’t know what she would think..What should I do?
It must be your decision because I do not know your mother, but I would consider sending her a video of animal cruelty.
If you believe she would backfire and deny/go crazy do not do it! But if you think she might stay calm and think twice next time she bites into a piece of meat, then go for it.
If you do not want to watch it with her,
Just sent her a link
I dont understand why some parents think it so bad. Its no like my mother care if im healthy really because she buys things like overly processed pizza rolls and Mcdonalss.. And vegan is much healthier anyways. I dont understand.