Ep. 21: Interview with Gina & Jill - Passing the torch to your allergy teen
Updated: Dec 12, 2019
How do you start giving your allergy kid more control in managing their food allergies?
Live from the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference! Dr. G and Kortney interview mom and daughter pair Gina and Jill as they share some of their presentation about self-advocating and the steps that a family can take in managing their food allergies or any other medical condition.
Gina Mennett Lee, M.Ed, works nationally and internationally as a food allergy consultant and educator through her business, FoodAllergyConsulting.com. Her daughter, Jill, has multiple food allergies and shares her life managing allergies on Instagram.
Learn how they developed a four-step plan that helped Gina lead the way and then slowly give up the reigns on managing Jill's allergies.
What we cover in this episode
The four steps that Gina used to help Jill start to self-advocate:Modelling, Small step advocacy, Supported advocacy, and Independent advocacy
Examples of how to use this process and how Gina has helped Jill become an independent food allergy teenager.
The hardship of giving your allergy kid more control and finding their independence.
Gina's Website: www.foodallergyconsulting.com
Follow Gina on Twitter @MennettLeeLLC
Follow Jill on Instagram @jillergy_/