Helping Your Child Connect with Celiac Support Groups

     If your child has recently been diagnosed with celiac disease, it is likely your family is still adapting to the gluten-free lifestyle. It may seem overwhelming at first to a celiac patient to begin the gluten-free road to recovery, as there are many challenges to face in adjusting to a gluten-free diet. Parents often ask me for tips on how to ease their celiac children through this transition period, and I highly recommend to them helping their children connect to others in the celiac community through celiac support groups and celiac forums.

Tina Turbin

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7 thoughts on “Helping Your Child Connect with Celiac Support Groups

  1. Thanks so much for this piece. Once my celiac daughter made a group of celiac friends such as herself in a local group, I noticed she became much happier in general and started getting into gluten-free baking with me. There has been a tremendous difference overall and I highly recommend parents get their own celiac kids active in a support group as well.

  2. In my opinion this is one of the best ways to make your celiac children feel like “real” kids– a group of friends they can share good times with.

  3. Thanks Tina I’ve been meaning to look into a support group for my son but haven’t gotten around to it. This blog here gives me a great reason to do that.

  4. Wow, you raise a good point here. For me as an adult, my support group has been tremendously helpful and I’ve made a couple of VERY good friends through it.

  5. I’m 41 years old, and I’ve found my local group so awesomely supportive. I can imagine how vital this type of connection would be for young ones!

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