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My teenage daughter (13) with a recently diagnosed peanut allergy has asked if there are any forums for teens to exchange information and support etc. I think this would help as she feels very 'different' from her friends at the moment. Any advice please.

On Aug 24, 2005

I think this is an excellent idea. DD is a little young to participate but it is only a few years away.

On Aug 24, 2005

We have at least one teenager who visits these forums - k9ruby, and she has set up her own website:

[url="http://www.freewebs.com/goingnuts/"]http://www.freewebs.com/goingnuts/[/url]

I think she'd be a great contact for your daughter.

On Aug 24, 2005

My son is 17 and has food allergies as well.

Do you know about [url="http://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/index.shtml"]http://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/index.shtml[/url] ?

Tons of UK information there - You can access "events" and see if there are any youth workshops in your area that she might like to attend.

Here's a Teen website for food allergies: [url="http://www.fankids.org/FANTeen/index.html"]http://www.fankids.org/FANTeen/index.html[/url]

Best wishes!

------------------ Jana

[url="http://www.seattlefoodallergy.org"]www.seattlefoodallergy.org[/url]

On Aug 24, 2005

There are several children/teenagers here.. CSC and Syd's Mom had a pen pal thread running at one time so you may be able to find some contacts there. I remember several pen pal arrangements were set up.

I'll try to find the "pen pals" thread and raise it.

edited to add: I found the pen pals thread and have re-raised it [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

[This message has been edited by erik (edited August 24, 2005).]

On Aug 24, 2005

Thanks everyone

Erik - a special thank you for raising the pen-pal thread, have just posted there.

[This message has been edited by Becky's Mum (edited August 24, 2005).]

On Sep 8, 2005

Hiya!!

Becky joined my forum- can you say a HUGE thanks for joining-also we have alot in commmon!!

The actual forum is this: [url="http://s8.invisionfree.com/The_Nut_free_zone/"]http://s8.invisionfree.com/The_Nut_free_zone/[/url]

Please beg people to join!

On Sep 10, 2005

Hi K9ruby....

Becky enjoys visiting your forum, it's really helped her feel accepted, Now she knows she's not the only girl her age with allergies. I do hope lots of others join too.

Thank you so much Jayne x

On Sep 10, 2005

No Problem! I'm glad I've helped make her feel more accepted cus I know how hard it is! Please even if your not a teenager, or havn't got nut allergys please join-we always welcome new blood!! (that makes us sound a bit vampirish but I can assure you we're not!)

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