When a child has an allergy is causes alert in parents. 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.
In Caring for Your Child with Severe Food Allergies, Lisa Cipriano, a family therapist and the mother of a child with severe nut allergies, covers the management of life threatening childhood allergies and the stresses they create within the family. She presents a short, concise manual for parents and other family members and caregivers that lets you know it can be done. This issue can be managed and there is no need to feel scared or threatened.
This book takes the time to sort the truth from the myths and misunderstandings and presents not only pertinent facts but it also shows families how to cope with the emotional aspects of raising a child at risk for severe food reactions. With compassion and insight, Cipriano 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.
This informative, eye opening book 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
There is finally a book available that provides some real solutions to a situation that has been eluded for many years. It is a subject that deserves our attention, support and praise.