“I’m having a bad day, can I come home?” That is the text Eric and Jessica Staponkus received after their… Read more »
Enough is Enough With the Food Allergy ‘Jokes’
Food allergies are the “Rodney Dangerfield” of diseases. They get NO respect. For years now, I have been calling out… Read more »
Food Allergy Kids and Bullying: Clues Parents Will Often Miss
Kids often don’t tell their parents when they’re being bullied about their food allergies. Now, research finds that how parents… Read more »
Study Finds Parents Are Bullied About Food Allergies, Too
Bullying is a well-known problem for many food-allergic kids. Research now shows that parents can be the targets of food… Read more »
Asthma Stigma: Helping Teens Face Peer Pressure and Keep Disease Control
AS A preteen, Mary Morris would start to cough during ballet class and be forced to take a break for… Read more »
Food Allergy Bullying: How to Spot It and Actions to Take
It’s the kind of story that leaves parents of food-allergic children nervous and baffled – a schoolyard bully has been… Read more »
Allergy’s High Anxiety: How to Tame Kids’ Fears of Food Reactions
Too many kids and parents are consumed by food allergy stress. At last, mental health experts are finding answers to make allergies a much more livable diagnosis.
School Trustee Resigns After ‘Joke’ About Shooting Allergic Students
Experts call the comment evidence of a deep misunderstanding of food allergies in schools.
Half of Parents Unaware as Allergic Kids Targeted by Bullies
One-third of kids bullied because of allergies, but almost half of their parents were in the dark about it.
Food Allergy Bullying at School is on the Rise
JACKSON Tichenor was scared. The fourth grader from Stillwater, Minnesota, was walking back to class after lunch when a couple… Read more »