Okay, I finally got to watch for myself the stuff that is going on in Florida....
I'm still not sure what the big deal is.... they wash their hands, and wipe around their mouth after eating (they used to rinse)...well I like the idea of my child washing their hands on a regular basis, and rinsing their mouth after lunch...cuts back on the sickness that these young kids are always bringing home, and helps with dental hygiene. When I was in school, we washed our hands before and after lunch, and even brushed our teeth after lunch and parents weren't having coronaries about it.... but because one little girl has an allergy that can KILL her...that's what they are ticked about...puhleeze, making your child wash their hands and wipe there mouth is not taking away their rights....as for the rules put on snacks and lunches..no peanut butter in the classrooms....my kids can eat peanut butter when they get home, they don't have to have it at school...seriously the selfishness of some parents really piss me off.... There are more things to worry about with our children than them washing their hands and mouths.
I know some of you may not agree and that is fine but as a parent of children with NO allergies, I still can't see what the big deal is.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:30 AM on Mar. 24, 2011 in Health
Answer by vbruno at 8:46 AM on Mar. 24, 2011
My friend's daughter died and her grandson that she takes care of has a HORRIBLE, life or death, allergy to peanuts. The teacher was aware of his allergy but went ahead and had an activity involving PB in the classroom and he had a separate activity across the classroom. This is preschool mind you, and kids are going to "touch" stuff in the classroom with the remnants/oils of PB on their hands. He ended up having an allergic reaction and THEY SENT HIM HOME ON THE BUS SWOLLEN AND LETHARGIC......He could have been dead. I don't think people understand the extent of harm these allergies can cause. It truly is life or death for some. I think rather than banning it all together, we should be promoting hand hygiene and if there happens to be someone that cannot have PB or whatever the case, we should be caring enough as a society to protect that child.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:21 AM on Mar. 24, 2011
Parents like that should hope they never have a child with a severe peanut allergy. And don't think it can't happen!
Answer by beeky at 11:08 AM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by slw123 at 8:41 AM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by slw123 at 8:42 AM on Mar. 24, 2011