When I began refusing to eat meat in high school, I drove my mother crazy. All of a sudden, she had to cook two separate family dinners each night: one for the carnivores in the house and one for me. (Shame on me – while I had embraced eating vegetarian food, I had not yet mastered cooking it myself. I guess I owe her one.)
For any parents of vegetarian high schoolers out there enduring similar frustrations with your child’s newly restrictive diet, I have some good news. Your child’s vegetarianism may just pay off for you… in the form of a college scholarship.