View Single Post
  #16  
Old 17.04.2018, 14:03
TheSpouse's Avatar
TheSpouse TheSpouse is offline
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Saussignac, France
Posts: 1,697
Groaned at 26 Times in 20 Posts
Thanked 2,926 Times in 926 Posts
TheSpouse has a reputation beyond reputeTheSpouse has a reputation beyond reputeTheSpouse has a reputation beyond reputeTheSpouse has a reputation beyond reputeTheSpouse has a reputation beyond reputeTheSpouse has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Kindergarten teacher does not take nut allergy serious

For the OP, Jazh has got it exactly right. It is not just Switzerland, but all of Europe and, really, all of the world except for the US that do not believe that food allergies are real.

This is hard for a US person to believe, I know. But you have to understand that they are coming from a culture that has literally survived for thousands of years on bread and cheese. They are coming from a culture that only recognizes bee stings as the only life-threatening allergy that exists. Then they have these ex-pats from the US coming in over the last two decades saying that they are intolerant of gluten and lactose, (which has just exacerbated your legitimate problem one hundredfold.)

So, your daughter's peanut allergy has been lumped in with "those crazy Americans and vegans who don't eat anything normal" and so they are not paying attention. They think your kid just doesn't like peanuts and so you are calling it an "allergy".

Your key to solving this dilemma is your Swiss husband. He needs to be taking care of this, solely based on the fact that he is Swiss. The school will do what he says but, mind you, they are still going to be whispering under their breath that your daughter's allergy is definitely coming from her mother's side!
Reply With Quote
The following 7 users would like to thank TheSpouse for this useful post: