This is really cool. Something to check out for newbies....especially one's with small children.
A local special education teacher is a mom of two food allergy children. She wrote a book. I have not met her. I read the article in a local parent magazine. I emailed her to thank her. She replied back a huge thank you for being supportive.
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"Ask Before I Eat: A Child's Personal Guide to Food Allergies"
Here is a letter to the parents from her website.
[i]Dear Parents and caregivers,
My husband and I have two young children with severe food
allergies. Â Our oldest daughter was diagnosed with life
threatening food allergies when she was only two years and
three months old. Â We were stunned and devastated and had no
idea where to begin dealing with this enormous, and very scary,
life change. Â We began getting all of the information and
instruction that we needed for us to manage these allergies as
parents. Â But, we wanted to teach her also.
I had to leave her in the care of others and I knew that I needed
to trust them. Â But, finding that level of trust suddenly seemed
impossible. Â Â I wanted to give her some power, knowledge, and
confidence in herself even while I struggled to regain my own. Â
This book was written to be a part of the puzzle of teaching little
ones about their own food allergies. Â It gives them some of the
exact language that they need to handle everyday situations. Â It
is intended for children ages two to six years. Â Carry it around
and have them read it with others. Â It's good for them to hear the
message from more than just one person and it will spread the
message to others. Â
I hope you and your little food allergic child enjoy the book. Â I
also hope you find some comfort in one day hearing your child
tell someone, â€œI have to ask before I eat!â€
Ellen Ferrell, M.Ed. [/i]
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