homeschooling PA child?

Posted on: Wed, 10/13/1999 - 4:10am
sahmom's picture
Joined: 10/13/1999 - 09:00

Hi everyone. I have a 5 yr old who is peanut sensitive. I am looking for anyone who may be homeschooling due to food allergies. This is our first year at it. Thanks. Becky

Posted on: Wed, 10/13/1999 - 4:16am
Christine's picture
Joined: 02/03/1999 - 09:00

I'm sorry I can't help you but you may want to repost this on the "Schools" board or "Living with Peanut Allergy" board on this site. You may get more attention there.

Posted on: Wed, 10/13/1999 - 1:00pm
Donnamarie's picture
Joined: 11/16/1999 - 09:00

Hi. I'm also a homeschooling mom of 2 children. My oldest is 5, and severely peanut allergic. My youngest is almost 2, and we don't know if she's PA (I'm sure not going to test her right now!!!!) This is our 2nd year homeschooling (the first year was a trial run). And we love it!!!

Posted on: Sun, 02/27/2000 - 2:59pm
Julie's picture
Joined: 04/27/1999 - 09:00

Hi!! Caught these posts late!! I homeschool also. Both of my kids are 5 and 3 and we did a trial fun for preschool this year. Would love to hear from you guys.
Donna, I couldn't find your e-mail.

Posted on: Tue, 02/29/2000 - 12:18am
Joanne S's picture
Joined: 01/19/2000 - 09:00

Hi I am also going to homeschool my 4 year old son ,he is PA and has other food allergies. He starts this year. Joanne

Posted on: Tue, 02/29/2000 - 2:40am
canada's picture
Joined: 02/19/2000 - 09:00

Hi eveyone, I am just curious, are you all homeschooling because this is a way of learning that you all really believe in or did the fact that your child(s) have serios food allergies.

Posted on: Tue, 02/29/2000 - 10:42am
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Joined: 11/30/1999 - 09:00

I am going to try to homeschool my children too. None of my children are school age yet. 4,2 and almost 1. My 4 year old was in pre-school but was pulled out in January due to dangerous peanut butter pinecone "craft." Academically my son was so far advanced because we "school" as a way of life. socially he excelled too. He was polite and fun and just a great kid. I believe in homeschooling as a method of instruction, but my children have multiple severe allergies and I feel that it would certainly be safer for them to be homeschooled until they can manage "their" allergies for themselves. My son is good natured about his allergies, but in the lower grades parents bring "goodies" in by the truck loads. I am teaching my kids a way of life right now. By 4th grade or so those types of treats begin to diminish, and my kids will understand more about their allergies and may have outgrown a few. At that point I will likely send them to school out of the home.

Posted on: Sun, 03/19/2000 - 2:41am
Donnamarie's picture
Joined: 11/16/1999 - 09:00

You guys are great for homeschooling! We originally decided to homeschool because of the allergies... but then it turned out to be such a success, all the way around. So we did it for a year and a half. However, we just put my son in school (as a test-run) because he was having panic attacks every time he was in a social situation. He's done extremely well socially, and is more well-rounded educationally in some ways. But homeschooling is so much better educationally! So we're still waiting to see what we'll do next year. Good luck to you all.

Posted on: Sun, 08/06/2000 - 2:02pm's picture
Joined: 06/23/2000 - 09:00

Let's keep this thread going.
Before you start shopping for school clothes, etc., and getting ready for that first day of school, think a little more about other options for your child's education.

Posted on: Fri, 08/11/2000 - 8:32am
sahmom's picture
Joined: 10/13/1999 - 09:00

We started out with the idea of homeschooling because of the PA , I tried with our school system and even registered him for K-. It never got the principle's attention enough to arrange a meeting to go over everything. I was told by secretary everytime I called that my son would be o.k. That they had 3 students with bee allergies and the nurse was familiar with epipens. Enough said on why we started homeschooling. Now we do so because we loved it last year. I hope everyone thinking about HS or that is already doing so loves it as much as we do. As someone mentioned earlier, we all really have been doing so since birth, learning together, teaching(schooling) as a way of life. Thanks for responding everyone. Becky

Posted on: Sat, 08/12/2000 - 12:08am
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We decided to homeschool before we even had children. We just knew that is what was right for our family. Now that my oldest son is PA I am glad that we made that decision. It helps to know that I don't have to fight a school system (or parents) over this. Who knows, one day this may not be right for our family and then I will be glad that I have this website to help me overcome another obstacle.


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