extent of precautions?
I have a severe peanut allergy, so my family has given up eating any peanut products. I send my kids to school with almond butter or sunbutter sandwiches. My daughter brought home her sunbutter snadwich the other day and said she can't eat it cause there is a kid in her class with anallergy to sunflower seeds. I then said I'd give her almond butter and she replied that someone is allergic to almonds.
At this point I am very frustrated. I know how it is, having a peanut allergy, but I told her that even though she is thoughtful of others ... SHE NEEDS TO EAT!!!! I told her she needs to just remove herself and eat seperately or at a time that she's not with that student. Then wash her hands with soap and she could even wash her mouth and brush her teeth before she sees that student.
Don't you think these precautions are sufficient?
I feel she needs to learn how to take care of her own needs while respecting the needs of others. NOT throw her needs out. She CAN safely eat a food that causes allergic reactions to others, if she is mindful. And she onviously already is.