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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.
Unfortunately, extreme anxiety can be common in children with life- threatening food allergies, but it is treatable.
How to keep your cool when your child is diagnosed with food allergies.
Make your home a place of love and understanding, where each member of the family, including your food-allergic child, is accepted.
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.
How well your child copes will be heavily influenced by how well you cope.