An Intro, finally

Posted on: Wed, 05/14/2003 - 4:29pm
tgab's picture
Joined: 06/24/2000 - 09:00

I have been posting away, and decided it would be nice if I finally introduced myself.

I've been checking out the boards here for a long time, just never had the time to stick around and post. Thank you all for the helpful information you have shared.

I am planning to send my 6yo dd to school next year for the first time (she will be 7 and in 2nd grade). We have been schooling at home thus far. My dd has requested to go to a "real school" and we don't want to deny her the opportunity. She is very social. I am very nervous, and trying to get past a few kinks with the school. I'm hoping it will all work out in the end, but am quite stressed about the situation right now. It seems like the only thing I think about.

We also have a 5yo son who has never eaten a peanut (though he has had may contains). His RAST score was 0, so I guess we will be letting him try some peanuts pretty soon, since I would rather he try them with me than at school.

My dd's RAST score was 6. That is way up there, but I'm not sure what the "scale" is or if there even is one.

I'm looking forward to learning more here, and hopefully I can help someone out as well.


Posted on: Wed, 05/14/2003 - 11:42pm
sport's picture
Joined: 10/01/2002 - 09:00

Hello---I wanted to let you know that my dd's rast score is also a 6 and she has made it fine in school. Never had a reaction there at all!! She is finishing the fourth grade. Good luck!!

Posted on: Fri, 05/16/2003 - 1:51am
tgab's picture
Joined: 06/24/2000 - 09:00

Hi, thanks for your reply. I'm glad to hear you've had a good experience with school. My dd has not had a reaction in 3 years, and we aren't quite as careful as some others are. I'm hoping this continues, but school does make me nervous!


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