posted on Mar, 16 2014 @ 08:56 AM
reply to post by ZonedOut
I don't understand vegetarians at all. Nor do I understand how they are not iron deficient. I am a Muslim, so I will speak from my own perspective.
Everyone goes through phases of how religious they are... and whenever I was in a "eat only halal meat" phase I had to fight iron deficiency... but
then, I cannot stand tofu and maybe that stuff has plenty of iron. It seemed, no matter how much spinach and greens I would eat I was still getting
more and more deficient when I couldn't find meat that I could eat and occasionally I had to eat liver that wasn't halal to keep my health right,
and this was with eating iron supplements too.
So, I just cannot understand how they don't become iron deficient.
That said, I am a VERY firm believer in raising your child to think for themselves and make their own choices. When my kids were young I always told
them what I believed, and raised them in that belief... however, I never once kept them away from the fact there was a wide range of other beliefs out
My sister homeschooled because she didn't want her kids to be exposed to other kinds of thinking, but I could never go there because your kids are
going to be exposed to it ALL as adults, and if they don't learn critical thinking and more as children, they will never survive in the real world at
Yes, I took the chance that my kids would end up believing something different than me.. but it is my job to raise my kids... not brainwash them!
It sounds like your daughter (?) simply doesn't want your grandchild to know there are other beliefs and other choices out there, and I would
vehemently disagree with that.
But then, I always spoke to my kids as adults (never once did I talk down to them) and gave them a lot of credit for being able to think for
themselves. That way never failed me as I believe my children turned out wonderful and they know how to think for themselves...