Studies have shown that one of the main reasons why some celiac patients can’t stay gluten-free is that they don’t have a support group to encourage and help them. Being a part of support group can provide emotional and practical advantages to help you and your child succeed in the gluten-free lifestyle. This especially applies to children, as they face many temptations to “cheat” on their gluten-free diet, especially around non-celiac friends. I highly recommend to parents that they get their children to connect to others in the celiac community through celiac support groups and celiac forums.
From our home to yours, Tina Turbin.