Since my little guy was diagnosed with food allergies 3 1/2 year ago, I feel like at times he’s treated differently. I feel like (and know) that we’ve been left out of activities and it’s very depressing and very isolating. Food allergic kids are normal kids. They run, play, throw tantrums, love LEGOS, eat (safe) ice cream, and have friends-and they want to FEEL ACCEPTED. Food allergic kids may eat differently than most, but they’re still kids and want to be treated that way. They want to be loved, and I want to this to be a list that you can share with the non-food allergy community to help them cope, understand, and still love your food allergy kiddo-no matter their age. I hope this will be especially helpful during the holiday season, and spur some stronger relationships and mend some broken ones that food allergies may have weakened. Too often I hear about food allergy families that don’t have supportive extended families, and that needs to change.
Read the rest here...http://momversusfoodallergy.com/2013/12/05/how-to-love-a-food-allergic-kid/