Recently while chatting with some friends about the subject of food allergies and kids, I was surprised when one of them mentioned that his son’s school has started sectioning off the kids with food allergies into a separate classroom. Sadly, yes, you read that right – the food-allergic kids have their own classroom. He said the logic was that this prevented the other non-alergic (read “normal”) kids from having to limit which foods they take to school, so they can bring whatever they wanted. No one has to worry about peanut allergies, and can go back to PBJ sandwiches for example. Apparently the school felt this would help prevent kids from making fun of the allergic – kids (who made food an issue for the non-allergy kids).
REALLY? Do we really think that by separating our kids we’re preventing them from being made fun of? Quite simply, it goes to show how important it is to help understand how we can make our allergic kiddos feel ‘normal’, regardless of their differences.
So, when a friend sent along a link to a book written by a set of Paleo parents trying to help others learn how to live a Paleo life with their children, I wanted to share it right away. I haven’t yet read the book, but I’ll follow up with a review after we read it. Until then, here’s a description of the book below and a video clip you can watch as well. I hope this helps you navigate the complexities of a ‘different’ lifestyle choice for you and your family too!
Watch this brief video below from the creators of the book, and click the link below to head on over to Amazon to purchase it.
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