To think this is too much ?
Edenviolet · 15/07/2015 17:43
School have always let children give out sweets for birthdays usually little bags of haribo or something little.
In the last few months it has changed. Pieces of cake and a party bag full of chewy sweets and chocolate. Big bags of sweets and huge lollies!
I'm seriously considering asking the school to limit what children can give out as every time my dd is getting upset that she can't eat what she's given (she has diabetes)
AIBU to contact the school about this?
PurpleHairAndPearls · 15/07/2015 17:50
Oh poor DD
It's difficult. I think more than one small item is daft, you wouldn't BU to request this, maybe your DD wouldn't be upset if it wasn't such a big/numerous treats she was missing out on?
Alternatively, a DC in my DS's class had mutilple allergies, his mother brought in a bag of treats he could have, and the teacher either gave him one of these or allowed birthday DC to give him one. It was a special school though, I found they were more accommodating, but maybe worth an ask?
I remember trying to find guaranteed nut free Choc for one DC once, I thunk it came from M & S in the end!
It's bad to leave one child out, there must be a way of including her more. No doubt someone will come along with better ideas...
Edenviolet · 15/07/2015 17:51
Dd wants the same as everybody else and gets very very upset.
If it's something small it's manageable we can give insulin for it but the amount of sweets coming out is just too much sugar. She desperately wants to be the same so an alternative just won't be accepted by her she gets very very unhappy
Edenviolet · 15/07/2015 17:53
She has wheat free stuff for example if they give out a look at she has a small wheat free version and it's so similar she's happy with that.
When it's ale they tell me and I make a little wheat free cupcake or similar to take up so she can be the same but lately it's been a lot more and today was a giant rainbow lolly and dad came out clutching it and has cried because she can't have it. It was massive !
FenellaFellorick · 15/07/2015 17:59
How do you think the staff and parents would feel about a parent asking an entire school to change for their child? Do you think it would be well thought of or not? What's the school like? Would the other parents think such a request reasonable?
I'm just wondering if you could reasonably be able to guess based on your knowledge of your school and the parents whether there would be any point?
you could give the school a stock of things you'd be happy for your child to have. I did that in primary for mine who had specific dietary requirements.
It's a hard lesson for them but they've a lifetime of watching others have things that they can't and sadly they have to learn to be ok with that.
You could certainly raise it. Maybe other parents aren't happy. Perhaps the school would want a limit on healthy eating grounds. But there are what? 30 kids in a class? So 30 treats a year? Perhaps they wouldnt find it excessive?
Edenviolet · 15/07/2015 18:02
I would not ask for an outright ban just a limit on the amount.
I just can't bear it every time this happens seeing dd so upset. She was wailing "but the teacher said we could eat these at home why won't you let me the teacher said" and she's so upset.
A small bag of haribo or a little chocolate eg small kinder bar or Freddo we can deal with but these bags of cakes and sweets and huge lollies is just too much
QuiteLikely5 · 15/07/2015 18:11
Yabu. There must be 30 children max in the class. So 30 times each year sweeties are given out.
With all due respect I really don't think it's right that the other mums have to alter their approach to birthday treats due to your dd health condition. Best to supply the teacher with your own bag of goodies that she can give out to your dd instead.
PurpleHairAndPearls · 15/07/2015 18:11
She's only 5, so there's going to be a limit to how understanding she can be, I suppose too.
If the school put a "limit" or say one small item, they should say it's on grounds of healthy eating etc, not because of DD. no doubt there will be parents that disregard it anyway though.
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