New Book on Dealing With Food Allergies
My wife and I recently had the opportunity to read an advance copy of a new book about living with severe food allergies. The book is entitled "Caring for Your Child with Severe Food Allergies: Emotional support and practical advice from a parent who's been there". The book will be available November 19, 1999 and it is published by John Wiley & Sons in New York. The author of the book is Lisa Cipriano Collins, M.A.,MFT. She has a nine year old son who is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts and the book talks extensively about these allergies. Lisa also runs a food allergy consulting/counseling business in Burington, MA called Food Allergy Matters.
The book is a wealth of information for parents, caregivers, teachers, grand parents and anyone else who has contact with your food allergic children. The book leads you through the steps of living with food allergies from diagnosis at a young age right up through some of the challenges faced by older food allergy sufferers. It tells you what you may expect at each stage and offers practical advice on dealing with each stage of a child's development. The emotional issues of living with a severe food allergy are also discussed and tips are offered for coping with them.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone concerned about food allergies. It is a great resource whether you are new at dealing with food allergies or if you have been dealing with them for years.