The debate "It's perfectly fine for a 12 year old to be vegetarian even if their parents are not." was started by
April 12, 2015, 10:24 am.
59 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 7 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
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sounds like over controlling parents. being a vegetarian can be healthy, if done correctly
Deciding to be vegetarian is not a life altering decision. It is something that you can easily change your mind about in the future. As long as parents make sure the 12 year old is still getting sufficient nutrients, and not missing anything, the decision for them to be vegetarian will not change their development. If it is a low income family who can not afford it, or if there are allergies that make it difficult to make a balanced diet, I can understand objections, but otherwise the 12 year old is old enough to decide what they feel is ethical. Even if it is just because they like animals, there are no long term consequences, as long as they maintain a healthy diet.
no! personally I don't believe they can really make that decision yet, they don't fully understand the consequences etc, at that it's a "I like animals and I think it's mean to eat them so I'm going to be a vegetarian" I went through that stage just like every other kid, but realistically they can't really make tag Decision until they are a few years older.
Of course it's fine. Really everyone should be just because it's healthier. But you will be getting less protein which you really need at that age, so make sure to eat proper fruits and veggies make up for it. While grain rice, beans and some nuts are all high in it.