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#722840 Please Tell Me I'm Doing The Right Thing.

Posted by on 14 August 2011 - 04:55 PM

Just supporting you. As someone else said, no symptoms doesn't mean no damage! It's harder to see if you're CC or not (without the bloodwork) but you still need to eat gluten-free.

As for telling family, it takes time and lots of it and sometimes even then they don't get it totally. Because they're not living it. We explained celiac disease and things the kids could not eat to our parents at the beginning. We've since added foods they can eat and now feel confident they can pick the right food. CC in their house is another story however and something we're still working on at almost 2 years out. And still, my MIL brings up a comment that makes me think she doens't totally get this yet (like saying you can outgrow after I've repeatedly said you cannot, that you have to eat gluten-free FOREVER). It's frustrating but you learn to ride it out, keep explaining, and have a hawk's eye while you're there eating. Plus, I think it helps to always share doctor appointment info with them. Like how the kids are growing, what the latest labs are, how they're doing on the diet, etc.

Good luck!
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#692925 Homeschool

Posted by on 17 April 2011 - 05:51 PM

For other reasons, I chose to homeschool my oldest this year and he's finishing up his kindergarten year. But it's helped tremendously with food prep and worries. Definitely a bonus of homeschooling. The nice thing if you do decide to homeschool is that you're starting fresh. Your child has nothing to compare to (or downtime to get through). And really, if you think about it, it won't be drastically different than your current lifestyle now. It's basically your life, what you do with a little bit extra thrown in. Kids in school aren't learning the entire time they're there so you can wrap up that bit of learning in an hour or less that public school kids take half a day to get through.

I love the flexibility of homeschooling. As far as socialization, you'll come to find many others homeschooling and your child will socialize with all ages, not just other 5 year olds. My oldest is pretty reserved so we did a few things over the year but until recently he was content playing with his 4 year old brother.
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