When Food Allergies Undermine Authority
A while back, I saw a question posed in a food allergy forum about discipline. The person was asking if food allergy parents ever have a hard time disciplining their food-allergic child. She said “he already goes through so much that I have a hard time disciplining him.” My reply to this woman was that I had never seen the two as connected. I would discipline my child for inappropriate behaviors the same as I would any other child. The fact that he has it a little harder when it comes to food doesn’t seem to have any bearing on his behavior in other areas.
Since that time, my stance on discipline in general has not changed. However, I have encountered a handful of situations in which food allergies have
undermined authority. I’m sure other food allergy parents can sympathize with one or more of these situations.Go to our full blog post here to ready about the situations and how to handle them!