Parents of Teens

Dealing with difficult events that change our lives is challenging.  Most people with food allergy adapt over time, including the adaptations needed as their children grow up and gain independence.

It is never too early to start empowering your child to manage their allergies; after all they are the ones living with them.

We have several books that can help with learning to let your child go and building resilience.

“Managing Your Child’s Food Allergies” by Alison Orman is indispensable for the family, covering all aspects of caring for a child with food allergy.

It has a dedicated section on the emotions of food allergy including: anxiety in parents; anxiety in children; and building resilience in children.

Content updated January 2017

 

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Newly diagnosed

Being diagnosed with a potentially severe allergy is scary. But don’t worry, you’re not alone – help and support is available.

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia is a national support group for people caring for or at risk of anaphylaxis. Learn more...

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Don’t miss out on life because you have an allergy. With some forward planning and good communication, you can participate in almost anything you desire.

Check out our Life stages section for more specific information.