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Dealing with Emotions when Your Child is Diagnosed with Food Allergies

August 2005

By Linda Marienhoff Coss

Keep in mind that it is normal to occasionally feel jealous of your friendsí healthy children and "normal" life. It is also normal to go through a "grieving""period when your child is initially diagnosed with food allergies, and again each time there is a significant (negative) development in your childís condition. Donít try to deny these feelings, but donít let them overwhelm you for very long, either. Stay focused on the positive, and know that you can keep your child safe and help him or her to grow up to be a healthy, well-adjusted adult. If these feelings do overwhelm you, seek help from a qualified professional.

Copyright (c) 2004, Linda Marienhoff Coss, All rights reserved.

Excerpted with permission from "How to Manage Your Child's Life-Threatening Food Allergies: Practical Tips for Everyday Life" by Linda Marienhoff Coss.

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Reviewed by KFA Medical Advisory Team August 2005

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