If your child has food allergies, parties may not be much fun. She feels left out because she knows she can’t eat or drink everything that her friends scoff down happily.
For example, she can’t eat cake because it contains egg, or she can’t have a biscuit because it is made with nuts. Most times, she is served a separate treat, but sometimes she gets nothing at all. But she doesn’t need to feel lousy about herself.
It’s important to reassure your child. She did not cause these allergies, so she should not blame herself.
She will feel happier understanding that such physical sensitivities usually occur for no obvious reason – even the doctors don’t know why she has allergies, while her best friend is free of them.
This could help her accept her situation so she doesn’t feel sad about it.