Everyone is limping across the finish line to the last day of school or is celebrating the weird end we just celebrated last week. But what happens next year? Are we all going to still be doing Zoom school, working from home balancing it all. As the parent of a cold with a life-threatening disease, the thought of school being completely different again can be terrifying.
So why don’t we ask for help- even when we are crying, alone and desperate?
We are afraid. We’re afraid of appearing vulnerable, weak, and incapable.
It is almost impossible not to have increased stress and anxiety and stress at a time when we are living through a period like no other before. There is literally no playbook.
How much time we spend on the media has a direct effect on our anxiety levels. So when you are consuming media use strategies to be smart about media.
‘Tis the season to party! Food is everywhere! There is no need to miss out on the fun and festivities.
I encourage you to start a tradition that fits with your family that celebrates the holidays in a way that focuses on the season or reason and not just the food.
However, all of these seem very limiting to our team here. When you live with a food allergy or are a parent or teacher who is responsible for children who have a food allergy(ies), mistakes happen, that child has an allergic reaction can there be a success at that moment?
It will come as no surprise to any food allergy family that research has proven that food-allergic parents experience increased levels of daily stress, anxiety, and social isolation. It can be challenging as a food allergic family to ask for help. We are sharing with you our top five tips on how you can support your food-allergic friends.
I work with family’s like mine to build what I call a healthy level of anxiety, which means to be aware but not scared of your surroundings and take reasonable precautions.
I challenge you to look around you and take on that one issue that doesn’t sit right with you. What keeps you or your child from feeling safe AND included?