Everybody Matters video
Having a child with any type of physical, behavioural, or emotional challenge can be heart-warming and life-enriching for the child’s family, friends, and community despite the difficulties. This video was created by a family who has two children with Downs Syndrome and is a beautiful tribute to the gift these children are in their life. With the increased awareness of bullying, hopefully our children are learning early that judging others and using unkind names has no place in our schools, playgrounds or homes.
Whether a child has a disability that is visible or faces difficult challenges with problems that can’t be seen on the outside, children and adults can both be the victim of name-calling, bullying and exclusion. Many of the children I work with that have food sensitivities struggle in several areas of their life. Some have learning difficulties. Some have unusual tics or twitches. Some have excessive, foul smelling gas. Some have chronically snotty noses. Some have behaviour that is so challenging they are isolated from their peers. These symptoms not only provide day to challenges for the child and their family but also increases the risk of them being bullied. It is my commitment to children and my hope that they can live as symptom-free as possible that motivates me to do the work I do. Ever time one of these symptoms disappears following a diet change, I know that it is more than the child’s health, learning, or behaviour that is impacted. Their sense of confidence increases and they are able to enjoy life with far fewer social implications. It is life changing for many of these children. It is now the reason behind the development of my new Evans Food Sensitivity Assessment Tool. I am hoping to spread the information far and wide about the impact that food sensitivities can have on the health, learning and behaviour of children. I have witnessed, first-hand, the impact on their life, happiness, and future potential.
The link for this wonderful video is here.