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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:36 pm 
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:thumbsup I think it's a great opportunity! Telling your kids what your views are is very important.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:20 pm 
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Sarah388, What is the age group you work with? I'm finding it's a little ahead of where my son is at (age 9), although, I will read out pertinent sections to him. But it's perfect for my daughter's age (12). Actually, I think it would be good for kids a bit older as well (and even some adults!), but they might not think it would apply to their age group based on the cover - a caricature of Scott Graham carrying his guitar. But it is very sensible information, in an easy-to-read format. However, there is a fair bit of text for the younger crowd, but for the more mature, it would be great!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:19 pm 
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Julie wrote:
Sarah388, What is the age group you work with? I'm finding it's a little ahead of where my son is at (age 9), although, I will read out pertinent sections to him. But it's perfect for my daughter's age (12). Actually, I think it would be good for kids a bit older as well (and even some adults!), but they might not think it would apply to their age group based on the cover - a caricature of Scott Graham carrying his guitar. But it is very sensible information, in an easy-to-read format. However, there is a fair bit of text for the younger crowd, but for the more mature, it would be great!!



I work with students ages 6 to 15/16 for the most part. It all depends on the class I am placed in that day. Most days I'm with 6-8 yr olds. Either way it will work for me since I can teach kids of all ages.

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Outgrew: Wheat, corn, egg, chicken, to name a few
Sensitive to Milk/Dairy products
Allergic to: Tree nuts, percocet, toradol, environmental allergies and chemical allergies
Migraines caused by scented products, barometric pressure


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:18 pm 
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I know this is a little off topic....but, when the riots happened in Vancouver it was a good teaching tool talking about bystanders.....and how when stuff like this happens....go home!!! Not to mention the fact that if you don't after being told that that is breaking the law!!! Doing nothing but watching is doing something and it is wrong.


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Telling your kids what your views are is very important.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... ame-7.html
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Police declared the downtown fan zone area near the CBC building and the central post office a riot zone. Anyone not leaving the West Georgia Street area immediately could be arrested, they warned.


In some cases it's the law.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:10 am 
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So we're getting ready to go camping (provincial park/tent). Last time we went camping a bear was spotted in the park and that always freaks me out because we're just in a tent.

But then we got to talking and we realized that with 3-4 epipens on us, we could just jab ourselves with adrenaline and either run to the car or beat up the bear! :rofl

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:42 am 
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:rofl

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:11 pm 
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The bear would probably know not to mess with a Mamma Bear too!!!

:lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:15 pm 
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_Susan_ wrote:
So we're getting ready to go camping (provincial park/tent). Last time we went camping a bear was spotted in the park and that always freaks me out because we're just in a tent.

But then we got to talking and we realized that with 3-4 epipens on us, we could just jab ourselves with adrenaline and either run to the car or beat up the bear! :rofl


:rofl Wished you had thought of this last week as bears (and other animals) were on my mind while at Jasper the last few days. I must say, I stayed close to the lodge or the vehicle and do not get the hiking up a mountain thing at all. Have fun!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:13 pm 
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That's hilarious - beware the epi-campers. :thumbsup

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:21 am 
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Ugh, here's a new one! :P

Here's a reason I'm glad we DON'T eat at restaurants very often-Restaurants staying open despite multiple DineSafe violations.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/r ... -1.2483872

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:37 pm 
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With allergies, I cannot eat 99% of the holiday goodies that tempt everyone else and have to bring my own meals everywhere. When people complain about the weight they've gained due to mindless indulgences over the holidays, I simply cannot relate. Same for vacations. :thumbsup

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:07 pm 
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I agree, spacecanada! I eat so much healthier because of my allergies. I have not eaten "fast food" in 15 years, and when we go to gatherings, I eat so much less than everyone else. I could ask the hostess if I could read the labels for the chips and dip or whatever other packaged appetizers they serve, but most of the time I can't be bothered. I will eat the main meal if they have cooked from scratch and can tell me ingredients, but many times just automatically skip dessert etc. And as you say, the majority of treats are off limits, unless I cook them myself. And in that case I often make muffins with whole grains, or desserts with fruit. (Not to say I'm perfect--I made gingerbread pumpkin trifle for Christmas!)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:39 am 
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I find that when I have to skip a course it upsets others far more than me. I just take it in stride and simply have something to eat before an event. Recently I was at a fundraiser where I could not have the appetizers passed around or the first two courses but I always knew that I could at least have dessert :pipe

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:43 pm 
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I so agree re others fussing about it more than me at an event.

I've learned to pre-eat, and then I really don't miss trying to juggle a clutch bag, drink – and a plate of appetizers.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:14 pm 
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Me having food allergies has inspired my coworker (and office mate) to train her dogs to alert when they smell peanuts or several tree nuts! She needed some scents to do scent training with and she chose peanuts and tree nuts so her dogs could alert if anyone brought them into the office. Awww... I'm touched! :thumbsup

My coworker's dogs are world titled in various sports, super sharp and quick, so I'm sure they'll be PN/TN sent trained pretty quick. She's going to use peanut, almond, pecan, walnut, hazelnut, and cashew and may add others if we see them around the building. Woohoo!

FYI - My coworkers dogs are in the office four of the five days I come to work.

Whether it really works or not doesn't matter so much to me. Just the thought is touching. Having a scent dog would be pretty awesome! (And I'm confident that will be the result.)

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