Starting school with allergies

Starting school is a big deal for any kid, but for children with food allergies, it’s especially challenging. When my daughter, who is allergic to peanuts and eggs, started school two years ago, I had no idea what to do. We nervously handed in her Anaphylaxis Action Plan, put allergy-warning stickers on her lunch box and hoped for the best. Fortunately, I’ve learnt a bit since then so I wrote this article for Kidspot!

If you also have a child with a food allergy, here are a few tips to keep your little one safe at school.

8 tips for keeping your child with food allergies safe at school:

  1. Educate your child about their allergies
  2. Ask for a face-to-face meeting with the school to nut out the tough issues
  3. Send a note home to the other class parents
  4. Ask the teacher if you can speak to the class about food allergies
  5. Find out how the school canteen really operates
  6. Develop a strong relationship with your child’s teacher
  7. Give your child opportunities to be assertive and permission to be different
  8. Keep communicating

You can read the full article on Kidspot’s Parenting Exchange here!

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