9 year old beginning to feel hurt when excluded due to food allergies

Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2001 - 9:50am
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pI guess I just need some support, advice, upbeat words of encouragement. I love this website, being anaphylactic to peanuts myself, but I read it mainly for support in dealing with my 9 yr. old boy/girl twins and their food allergies to milk, egg, and peanut. It has been a big help. I responded to this topic when a mother of a younger child expressed a related dilemna. My twins are in grade 4 where there are cliques and many birthday parties and naturally my two are left out. My son doesn't care but my daughter came home crying because the girls are whispering and won't tell her. Several of the girls have birthdays in March and April and I'm sure they're whispering about the parties. I know they have them because I've been told about them every year. My daughter is never invited because I guess the parents figure that she can't eat anything there(remember they're allergic to milk eggs peanut) and that they don't want to take any responsibility in case of emergency. I can understand that they don't want a child there who can't eat anything and might get sick, but it sure hurts me because it has now reached the point in her life when these exclusions hurt her. When she was younger it only hurt me. I don't want to hurt my daughter more but I want to be honest with her. I guess I just want some of you kind allergy friends to say something to make me feel better./p

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