Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Don't Kill The Birthday Guest. No, really.

CNN posted a good piece called "Don't kill the birthday guest" talking about how to handle parties if you don't have a kid with food allergies but are inviting a guest with this issue and would like to know how to include them. It's actually quite accurate with good, specific tips if you would like to share.  In a nutshell: it's helpful info for those of you who care.

One line that hit home in particular; not just because it's true, but because it's really sad that it is:

Children are taught to trust their friends' parents, but kids with allergies know that some adults don't understand their allergies. So make sure you understand what to do or tell the parent if you don't.

Sad realities aside, we're really happy this side of food allergies is getting press, and to see recognition of the wonderful people out there who DO care enough to do this stuff.   Peeps like you rock. 


Anonymous said...

It's great that Poker Chick has raised Mini to be so aware of her allergies.

Nancy Davis Kho said...

Such an important topic...aside from my child's own peanut sensitivity, many of our kids' friends have their own litany of no-go foods. I am always grateful when parent or child reminds me about their allergy when they arrive at our house- the last thing I ever want to do is make someone else's child sick!