other PA parents at school

Posted on: Sun, 01/30/2005 - 12:20pm
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I know this has been discussed before, but I just met yet another parent of a PA child at my son's school last week, and thought I would get some imput.

Since he started school last year, I have met three other parents who have PA kids in the school. None of them, from what I have asked and the answers I have received, seem to have what I would call a "strict" comfort zone. Each of them has let their child, in certain situations, go places without their Epis. There's a lot of other things that go on that are *way* out of my comfort zone.

I just met another mom the other day who has a PA child a grade ahead of my son. She asked me if I allow my son to eat chocolate. I answered, well, certain safe chocolate (VNF, plain Hersheys) and she asked if I let him have may contains. Of course I said NO. She went on to say that her child "can have them", as she has never had a problem with them. As you can imagine, my heart sunk when I heard this. Sure, her child has been *lucky* so far. Then she brought up Chinese food, saying that she knew people said it was bad for PA, but that they just didn't let their child eat any of the dishes that had nuts. Well, after the tragic news about Gina last week, my heart sunk even further hearing this.

What do you/*should* you do in these situations? Dh thinks I should just stay out of it, that some people just "don't want to have the information" in an ignorance is bliss kind of way. He may be right. But I am sick worrying over these kids, as if I don't have enough worry about my own child! Should I at least mention to her the fact that a PA child recently died from eating Chinese food? That scared me senseless. We were interrupted, or I probably would have said something at the time.

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