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Posted on: Sun, 03/19/2000 - 3:16am
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Children seem to handle this well. My son was only 18 months when diagnoses. Egg and PA. He is now 2 1/2. What ever words he uses at the time for sick or hurt is what we've said about the allergy. He seems to get it. Also, since we found out, I say outloud let's read this and make sure it's safe for Alex. He always shows me packages and asks "safe for alex?" I made little barney stickers that say safe for alex and all his snacks at school are stickers, now his teacher tells me his friens always ask and get upset when fresh fruit isn't stickered. At 2 1/2 in their own way, they can grasp some of it.

Posted on: Wed, 03/29/2000 - 1:19pm
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Posted on: Wed, 03/29/2000 - 1:25pm
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Quote:Originally posted by bakermom:
[b]My 4 year old son has been told that he is allergic to peanuts. I tell him that he will get very sick if he eats any. I have felt strongly (up until now) that he is too young to know fully the danger. I felt it was my job to protect him until he can take responsibility for himself. My son's allergist was telling me that my son is the one who has to know the most about the allergy. He is the one who is ultimately in control of his own allergy. He's only 4. when and how, and how much have you shared with your young children? At 4, as you all know children can be defiant and impulsive. I have caught my son touching and eating things I have instructed him not to. He bit into a cracker and got hives, so I told him to stop eating it and gave him Benadryl. It was a cracker he had eaten a hundred times before, so he was used to it being safe. I'm not sure the hives were even from the cracker, but I had to be safe. He tried to sneak the cracker when I wasn't looking. I am with him most of the time, but that will have to change (unfortunately) in the near future. I would really like to know what you all think. I'm afraid to scare him.
andrea[/b]

Posted on: Sun, 01/01/2006 - 3:16am
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In a search, I found this and thought it might compliment another discussion going on.
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Posted on: Sun, 01/01/2006 - 5:42am
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Thanks for bumping this up...very similar comments...good ones.
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