Allergy Talk w/ Mom & Dad: 'We had to accept that you had a food allergy.'
Once my parents accepted I had a serious food allergy, they were able to advocate for my needs.
My parents raised me with a CAN mindset. Each Saturday I’ll call home, and my parents and I will have a brief but honest podcast discussion about the challenges of raising a child with an allergy. I’ve never really talked to my parents about the challenges they had raising me. I’m eager to find things out. Maybe their experiences might help someone else, too.
This week we talk about when my parents first admitted and then accepted that I had a serious food allergy and how it changed parenting me.