If your child had a food allergy sending them to school for the first time can be a scary experience for both you and them. First thing is to make sure they know what they are allergic to and what to do if they come across that certain food. Kids will be tempted to eat the food to fit in or be cool. You should prepare your kids with pre-packed snacks for those unexpected days when kids bring in birthday treats.
- The best think you can do for you child is to teach them to speak up about it and not to be nervous or embarrassed about it.
- Don’t think your child is to young to learn everything they can about their allergy. The more they know the better.
- Let your child know they aren’t different, they just can’t eat certain foods.
“When your child heads off to school, you relinquish a lot of the control and guidance you have in their day-to-day life… which, depending on the day, may feel either relieving or saddening.”