Dealing with siblings that don't understand food allergies

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Dear Alexander,

I'm allergic to peanuts. My older sister doesn't have any food allergies, and she gets mad that we can't eat in certain restaurants because of my food allergy. I feel really bad that she gets so angry. What should I do?

Even if she gets mad sometimes, your older sister loves you and wants you to be safe. Talk to your mom and dad about how your feelings. Maybe they will take you and your older sister out to different restaurants sometimes, or cook the types of food your sister misses at home instead. Talk to your sister too, and tell her how it makes you feel when she gets mad. I bet she’ll see things differently right away.

Good luck!

Your friend,

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