Hi.. a re introduction

Posted on: Sun, 08/23/2009 - 11:09am
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I have been away from the board for a while... computer trouble logging in. I got it fixed now.. glad to be back...
I have and 8 year old little boy with peanut allergies.

Every year he gets older I face new challenges....

This year he is wanting to have a sleep over at a friends house.... He also wants to start doing some things by himself. But he is not mature enough to remember his epi pen and not loose it. ugh...
Thanks

Posted on: Wed, 08/26/2009 - 9:53am
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That is a tough one-our children getting older.
Perhaps you can use his desire to try new things as an opportunity to also learn new self care skills.
Tell your son that you can make a deal that when he is able to carry his epi pen and be more responsible he can then earn the right to do more things independently.
I know this tactic has helped a lot of parents. It also helps that the parent whose house he is going to..can help in being supportive of the situation.
Let us know how it works out!
Ruth

Posted on: Sat, 08/29/2009 - 8:16am
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Thanks... I will have to try that...

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