“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?
You specifically asked the principal not to put Bobby Charles and your son in the same homeroom next year. And while the principal told you that district policy prohibits parents from requesting homerooms, you thought the principal would still do the right thing. You were wrong.Read More
"Who's hungry?" her friend says reaching into the snack cabinet and grabbing a few bags of snacks. "My mom said these are safe for you, Michelle."Read More
As he is standing in the long checkout line, he inadvertently looks at the ingredient statement. That's when he sees the phrase: This product is manufactured on equipment that processes products containing peanuts...Read More
“It’s a joke!!!” your friend comments to you. “Don’t be so sensitive.”Read More
Situation Food Allergy: "I want to donate two $5,000 checks to help. Which two organizations should I send them to and why?"Read More
"It's at the Pizza & Games Galore complex Mom. Why would they invite the kid who can't eat pizza?" he says as he stomps to his room. "I'd just ruin everybody's fun."Read More
Throughout your food-allergy journey, you will inevitably meet various people who "deal" with food allergies. Would you trust the waitress? Or would you still ask to see a manager?Read More