Thank Your Food Allergy Team

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“Individually we are one drop, together we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro  One way to grow your food allergy team is to let them know they are a part of your team. When I first began facilitating a food allergy support group for children, the kids made thank you certificates for the people who supported …

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“Knowledge is power and in the food allergy world  it’s safety and inclusion.”

By Jamie Perillo, LPC My little ran over to the gate where I was waiting to pick her up from school. She waved good-bye to her friends yelling, “See you tomorrow!” and handed her buddy, who was waiting for his mom, a freshly picked dandelion. She appeared happy, but as I buckled her into her …

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Communication Mailbox: How to Help Your Child With Separation Anxiety from Mom or Dad

Does your child have difficulty separating when you leave home? Does your job keep you away during the day, night, or for days at a time? Try our tool, “The Communication Mailbox.” The mailbox system allows your child to feel connected when you are away and aid in reducing their separation anxiety. Families have successfully …

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Family Vision Board

A great way to explore your family’s goals, values, and desires is to create a family collage or vision board. Grab some magazines, crayons, and glue. Ask each person to find photos and words that represent your family, personal or family goals, or an activity you wish to experience together. Once you collect your pictures …

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The Feelings Thermometer: How to Help Your Child Communicate Their Feelings

Do you wonder what your child is feeling when they are unable to express themselves? “The Feelings Thermometer” is a simple tool to support your child to express their feelings. Using The Feelings Thermometer is simple. Our thermometer is based on a 1-10 scale. 10 represents the “hot thoughts” – the highest degree of feeling. …

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What are you feeling today?

Help Your Child Communicate Their Feelings Effectively. Try Greco’s Feeling Faces. Has your child walked in the door from school looking withdrawn but unable to express their feelings? Did they have a terrible meltdown but cannot tell you why? Try using our tool, Greco’s Feeling Faces, to help your child express their feelings and communicate …

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