Protecting or Targeting?

Recently I’ve read many stories on kids being bullied and targeted for their food allergies.

As an allergy mom I am determined to be vocal about it. I probably annoy people with how much I talk and post about my kids allergens and truthfully I don’t care. I want to tattoo their allergens across their forehead, make sure everyone that comes in contact with them knows that they have allergies, and how serious they are. Yet you hear stories (maybe rare but it happens) where kids are being chased around with their allergens, and even forced to eat a small piece. A little boy died from a bully flicking a small piece of cheese into the boys mouth. That’s how serious allergies are. So it got me thinking, is plastering your child in food allergy awareness stuff protecting or targeting your them?

I’m not going to stop educating and posting about it. I’m not going to let my child to into a lunch room without people knowing his allergens, and  I won’t stop educating him (and our daughter) on how to keep them safe around food.  I’m just curious, is allergy bullying on the rise, Or is the media just sharing more stories about it?

 

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It’s horrible that allergy bullying exists (or any bullying for that matter).

The ultimate solution is to educate everybody on food allergies and just how serious they can be. It should be something taught to every child and adult in every school and environment where children with allergies may be present (which is everywhere!).

Keep on posting and educating us all!

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