Allergies are a result of the overreaction of the immune system to substances mistaken to be harmful, but actually are not. Allergens include pollen, mold, animal dander, food, drugs and others, and reactions can range from mild to severe.
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…