Situation Food Allergy: Your teen has a food allergy. She is out with friends. How would she react in this situation?Read More
Situation Allergy: What would you do if you saw a cashier eating an unsafe snack seconds before scanning your items?Read More
With Thanksgiving a few days away, here’s another takeaway from my recent food allergy podcast with my parents.Read More
“Pappy wouldn’t understand why vending machines are any different,” your son says. “It’s no big deal.”Read More
“I’m not stupid, Mom,” she snaps, her tone instantly becoming forceful.Read More
You stare at the a picture for a few seconds longer before asking, “Is that clip ever on anything unsafe?”Read More
“Mom, do NOT call the school. Do NOT do anything. I just need to vent. I hate my allergy. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it.”Read More
“The M&Ms weren’t even in a bag or anything. They were just sitting there on the desk… directly on it.”Read More
Your son grabs the knife and looks at the butter. There are toast crumbs in it... and the crumbs aren't from his 'safe' bread.Read More
Because of your daughter's food allergy, you have a firm “no unsafe food in your car" policy. This was recently challenged, however, after you agreed to drive several of your daughter’s teammates to a soccer tournament.Read More
How do you address the situation to accommodate safety while also reinforcing your life lesson of accepting others?
During the meeting with the principal, you emphasized the importance of making sure your son is safe in the cafeteria.
"Please don't send that email, Mom."
"You put them in the trunk?" you say disappointedly. You immediately open the trunk and remove his backpack. As you suspect, the epinephrine is very hot from the long drive.
Your daughter grabs a cup. Does she fill it?Read More
Your son grabs a clean plate and two bananas. Then he walks to the hard boiled eggs, which just happen to be sitting directly beside the shredded cheese. What does he do next?Read More
Your son then looks at you in a serious tone. “But Mom, don’t you think we should say something to a manager or something? Or at least throw out those cups?"
Does he take a sip? How does he know the waiter returned the correct glass? What do you do?
"Dig in," Uncle Joe says proudly. "I worked all day on this. I hope you like it."
Maybe their hands were clean. Maybe they just came from a peanut & mozzarella cheese juggling contest. Your son is "starving" and his "favorite chips" are calling his name. What does he do?