Does having PA make you more compassionate?

Posted on: Tue, 04/18/2006 - 4:46am
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My PA son is turning 4 next Monday. He is in a peanut free daycare where all meals and snacks are prepared onsite by a chef with food allergies herself and no outside food is allowed ever. Typically on birthdays, parents pay the chef to make cupcakes for their kid's birthday.

My son told me he didn't want cupcakes because another child in his room is egg allergic and didn't get to eat them and got a special treat instead. He wanted them all to be able to have the same thing. So the chef is preparing cookies (approved by the other child's parents) with frosting and sprinkles.

He came up with that on his own, no prompting from us. He knows there are things he can't have because of his peanut allergy, but he is not often in a situation where he can't have whatever others are having.

Do you think PA people are just more compassionate?

Posted on: Tue, 04/18/2006 - 4:56am
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Awhh, that is so sweet of your son! I honestly think it does make children as well as parents of pa children more compassionate. I am so proud of your son!!
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Helen
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Mom to Theodore (age 3)

Posted on: Tue, 04/18/2006 - 7:00am
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YES, YES, YES!!!

Posted on: Tue, 04/18/2006 - 11:14am
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Count me in - absolutely!!

Posted on: Tue, 04/18/2006 - 10:45pm
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Yep!

Posted on: Tue, 04/18/2006 - 11:13pm
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Yup. plain and simple.
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Posted on: Wed, 04/19/2006 - 12:34am
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I think that living with ANY life-limiting condition makes you stop and think a little more about the condition and feelings of others. Empathy and compassion.
I think of it as a sense that is developed early in these kids and (apparently) not at all in some adults I know.... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
This is one of the "gifts" of such challenges, if you will.
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 04/18/2006 - 4:56am
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Awhh, that is so sweet of your son! I honestly think it does make children as well as parents of pa children more compassionate. I am so proud of your son!!
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Helen
Mom to Alyssa (PA, age 5)
Mom to Theodore (age 3)

Posted on: Tue, 04/18/2006 - 7:00am
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YES, YES, YES!!!

Posted on: Tue, 04/18/2006 - 11:14am
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Count me in - absolutely!!

Posted on: Tue, 04/18/2006 - 10:45pm
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Yep!

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