Understanding and Learning to Live Well with Food Allergies
Considering that severe allergic reactions can be life-threatening, parents often find that protecting children can be a daunting task-trying to make sure they are safe, while still creating a sense of normalcy as they grow up.
But it can be done. Sorting the truth from the myths and misunderstandings, Caring for Your Child with Severe Food Allergies presents not only pertinent facts but, more important, it helps families cope with the emotional aspects of raising a child at risk for severe food reactions. With compassion and insight, Lisa Cipriano Collins blends her own experiences raising a child with severe peanut and tree-nut allergies with practical observations, interviews with parents, and data from recent medical studies. By learning how to reduce risks while promoting a child's normal emotional development, parents can address the needs of their allergic child and his or her siblings, as well as their own needs-and work toward a happy, healthy family.
Caring for Your Child with Severe Food Allergies covers:
* Identifying allergies
* Working with schools
* Restaurant and travel concerns
* Encouraging independence
* Finding treatment
* Safety risks and solutions
* Helping your child help himself
* Identifying ingredients
* Making an emergency kit
* Finding support
* Developing community awareness
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.56(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.36(d)|
Table of Contents
Food Allergy Basics.
Keeping Your Family Healthy.
As Your Child Grows.
Branching Out: Working with Caregivers and Schools.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My 8 month old nephew was recently found to be allergic to wheat, milk, eggs and peanuts. As one of his caregivers, I found this book an invaluable resource of information on what I can do to minimise his risk of having a reaction. The books briefly goes over the medical aspects of aniphylactic shock, but it is primarily a resource for parents and caregivers on dealing with everyday life and finding a balance between your child's physical safety, and providing a normal environment. It's a really great book for someone who is new to these kinds of allergies.