Whether it's food allergies or seasonal allergies, children with allergies can encounter triggers at home, at school and everywhere in between. Seasonal allergies in children have the same symptoms as adults, with sneezing, itchy eyes, sore throat and a cough that may be worse at the night. Food allergies can be more serious, as a child can have an anaphylactic reaction if exposed to a trigger. Being prepared and making sure your child is aware of their allergy triggers is an important step to keeping them safe.
Our job as parents is to protect our children, but our goal is to raise a responsible adult. When a child has a serious health issue, it's natural that we hold on a little tighter and often for a little longer. When the stakes are very high, as they are with life threatening food allergies and asthma, we do not have the luxury of allowing…