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Food Allergy Resources: Emotional and Social Issues

Emotional and Social Issues

Children can often become anxious upon learning they have food allergies. As their parent, you can help them handle their emotions — once you get a grip on yours! Read up on how to nurture a stable child.

Anxiety in Children with Food Allergies

Unfortunately, extreme anxiety can be common in children with life- threatening food allergies, but it is treatable.

Anxious About Food Allergies? You Are Not Alone

How to keep your cool when your child is diagnosed with food allergies.

Balancing Needs when a Sibling Has Food Allergies

Make your home a place of love and understanding, where each member of the family, including your food-allergic child, is accepted.

How to Keep Your Food-Allergic Child From Feeling Left Out

Restrictions in foods and social activities can lead children to experience feelings of sadness, anger, frustration and self consciousness - particularly when they feel safety precautions make them stand out from their peers.

Raising a Well-adjusted Child Who Happens to Have Food Allergies

How well your child copes will be heavily influenced by how well you cope.

If you have additional questions, you are welcome to become a member and connect with our volunteers and other members on our online support forums who can be of additional help.

Page last updated 01/30/2011

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