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How to Manage Your Child's Life-Threatening Food Allergies: Practical Tips for Everyday Life Paperback – May, 2004
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Essential reading for anyone dealing with a child with a food allergy, including parents, relatives, teachers, neighbors and caregivers. -- Large Print Reviews, July 2004
Every parent of a severely food-allergic child should have this book! -- Safe Haven Childrens Institute
Filled with information about how to keep [food allergic] children safe and alive. -- Bookviews.com, July 2004
Invaluable resource for parents of children with life-threatening food allergies. -- MedicAlert Magazine, 2006
Seasoned parents and those with newly diagnosed children will find plenty of value here. -- Anaphylaxis Canada
This book prepares you to bypass all the food allergy minefields in a detailed and doable fashion. -- Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics Newsletter, June/July 2004
This book provides practical tips for staying safe while still participating in everyday events. -- Support for Families of Children with Disabilities Newsletter, Winter 2005
Well thought out and comprehensive. I have been recommending it to all our members. -- Mimi Akaba, RN, MS, ANP, FEAST (Food Education Allergy Support Team) support group leader
From the Publisher
As the incidence of severe food allergy rises, an increasing number of parents are faced with this very challenging situation. After the dust settles and the enormity of the diagnosis sets in, parents often feel quite overwhelmed. "Completely avoiding" trace amounts of common foods is a daunting task.
To teach parents and other caregivers the "ins and outs" of food allergy management, Plumtree Press is pleased to present "How to Manage Your Childs Life-Threatening Food Allergies: Practical Tips for Everyday Life." Written by food allergy author Linda Coss, this easy-to-use reference manual provides parents with the practical, detailed information they need to handle the day-to-day logistics of this chronic condition.
Topics covered include preparing for and treating allergic reactions, purchasing and cooking food, making your home a "safe haven," teaching others about your child's allergies, handling parenting issues, creating a safe school and day care environment, having a social life, dining in restaurants, traveling, and more.
Top Customer Reviews
I love her tone, too. She is clear and easy to understand. She is so realistic, and so calm, "Don't expect too much from other people" is so true, because even well-intentioned people just make mistakes. Unfortunately, you always have to be on guard.
One option she did NOT mention regarding school lunches is for your child to sit at a tray table placed at the end of the cafeteria table. This is what my child is doing, plus they do not let children drinking milk or eating yougurt or "spillable" dairy products sit near her. So far, this has worked well for our daughter.
My daughter is now eight, and she is starting to seem depressed about her food allergies, and I would have loved more information about how to help her deal with the emotional aspects of food allergies. And perhaps more information about what to expect when she reaches puberty, the age when some kids start to be rebellious and to take risks. Although, the author was writing from personal experience and her son outgrew his dairy allergy at age 11.Read more ›
I really like that I feel more empowered to help, maybe even save my son now that I've read her book. My pediatrician is great, but has no --practical-- experience, and I don't really know the right questions to ask. Linda has covered EVERYTHING, I may even buy this book for my pediatrician!!! My babysitter, all the grandparents and all aunts and uncles who HOPE to care for Alek someday all have a copy. :-)
I can't say enough about the impact Linda Coss's books have had on me and my family. THANK YOU LINDA!!!
A truly amazing source of information, including tips to make life easier for the parents of children with anaphylaxis. It was very affirming, and great to hear confirmation of the precautions that need to be taken.
I reccommend this book with the highest praise that I can give..it is a must read for all the caregivers of my child.
It really helped me teach myself and my son about his allergies, there were several ideas for teaching him in a way he could understand. I can't thank Linda enough for gathering all this information through her years of experience as a mom of a child with anaphylaxis. Her book is a continious source of refference for our family.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My allergist recommended this book when my daughter was diagnosed with a life threatening food allergy. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kayla Cammack
I bought this book for my Granddaughter. She has 2 boys who both have different allergies. She needed more information to help her with them.Published on May 9, 2014 by janicehonyotski
I was fortunate to have found this book right when I first found out my daughter had multiple life threatening food allergies. Read morePublished on January 15, 2013 by M. Michiels
This book was like sitting across a coffee table having a chat with a very knowledgeable Mom friend! Linda Coss is a wealth of knowledge! Read morePublished on November 27, 2012 by Sean
This was recommended to me recently by my allergist. My child was diagnosed with FAs 2 years ago but not had a severe reaction until recently. I wish I had this book 2 years ago! Read morePublished on August 17, 2012 by Alli S
If you don't have a local food-allergy support group, and even if you do, I highly recommend How to Manage Your Child's Life-Threatening Food Allergies: Practical Tips for Everyday... Read morePublished on June 6, 2012 by Bah Humbug
My son was diagnosed with 63 confirmed food allergies, 3 of which were life-threatening at even microscopic exposures. Our family's learning curve was huge. Read morePublished on June 28, 2011 by SDMOM
Wonderful book!! Must Have for parents with children/ toddlers with allergies . Great tips for starting school. Great Resource.
Thank you Linda
Already, a few of the tips in this book have saved us from some very dangerous situations that we would not have known to be cautious of. Read morePublished on May 13, 2010 by L. Byrd