Raising children is undoubtedly one of the hardest jobs in the world. Interestingly enough, it’s not a role we put on our resumes: despite the hours are 24/7 with more pressure than any paid position we could ever think of.

Have you ever thought about the additional challenges parents of children with food intolerances face & the many layers of complexity it brings to their lives?

I think it’s important for us to be empathetic to this & mindful of the anguish it can bring each & everyday.

To help show our support we speak with Tarnya Bruinier, qualified Nurse, teacher, Mother to 3 children (2 with intolerances) & Founder of Gourmet You. Tarnya shares expert tips for raising children with intolerances from her personal experiences.


We ask Tarnya questions including:

  1. As a parent with 2 out of your 3 children with food intolerances, what is it like living with these challenges everyday?
  2. Can you tell us first h& what feelings & emotions you experienced as a parent when you first discovered your child had an intolerance?
  3. How difficult did you find the transition to adapting to a new lifestyle?
  4. In your experience, what have you found to be the hardest part of parenting children with intolerances?
  5. Parenting can also be very rewarding, there’s no greater joy than seeing your children thrive despite their intolerances, what is the key to achieving this?
  6. Have you found you need to have strong communication with your children, so they also underst& the importance of the risk factors that could affect them?
  7. Talking about communication, have you ever found it challenging to explain the importance of the intolerances to friends & family?
  8. Can you let us know about some easy ways to adapt recipes for kids?
  9. How do you get kids involved in learning about intolerances & cooking?


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