posted on Mar, 13 2014 @ 11:31 AM
reply to post by destination now
I understand what you're saying, but I'm asking how you (or anyone) would manage your toddler going off to a school with other toddlers in the
situation I outlined?
Do you simply make your peace that, due to unfortunate circumstances, you may have a much higher chance of attending your child's funeral? If so,
I'm curious how a parent might nurture such stoicism regarding their child's chance of survival.
For the record, I too suffer from allergies, though none are life-threatening. As an adult I can be expected to manage my allergy, but what can be
expected of a two or three-year-old? Should a parent even attempt to mitigate the risks in their absence, just relax and acknowledge their child
might die at recess, or just keep the child away from everyone until old enough to navigate the allergy themselves? I can understand a parent trying
to mitigate the risks in an attempt to provide a normal socializing experience for their child. I'm confused why anyone would not understand and
respect that attempt. Is it really that much to consider that the decision-making skill set of a toddler is wacky on a good day?
What's really made me curious in comments, and in your reply, is how one expects a parent to simply not care what happens when their 5 year-old goes
off to play with other in the same age group. I'm not asking about kids in high school or adults, just to clarify.