Our directory is intended as a resource for people with peanut and nut allergies. It contains foods, helpful products, and much more.
- What is a Peanut Allergy
- Foods to Avoid
- The Allergic Reaction
- Recognizing and Treating Anaphylaxis
- Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
- Medical ID Bracelets
- Support Groups
Peanut Free and Nut Free
Other Food Allergies
Public or Homeschool?
My son is to be starting kindergarten the end of next month and I am so conflicted about what to do. He is 5 and we have been aware of his peanut allergy since he was 18-months-old. He thankfully has never been ana. to any exposures and we have not used his epi. His RAST was just done a month ago and he is a Class 3. His orgiginal diagnosis was Class 3 and then we had two years of Class 2 so this was a bit of a bummer to hear.
Anyway, I just can't get past the whole school issue. I don't feel his elementary school is prepared for a peanut allergic child and I don't feel I have enough time to get them educated by next month. However everyone around me, dh included, feels that I will be doing a disservice to our very social and outgoing son if I homeschool him. Even if it's for one year. In our state, we don't have to register him until he is 8-years-old. So technically he could be homeschooled until that time with no intervention from the state.
So, my question is this, what would you do? What have you done? Am I overreacting? I'm just very torn right now.