School can be difficult for some children – not everyone is going to be popular or be blessed to find friends to confide in. Being accepted is a HUGE part of school. I can only imagine things would be tougher now compared to when I was in school (which I clearly remembered I’m one of the quiet thinkers at the sideline of all the action). Having eczema on the face, or apparent on the neck and limbs can make it so much more difficult for a child to fit in! It is possible that they become obvious targets for bully or be ostracized or teased in school.
This reminded me again of how much Jesus loves us and how He sees us for who we are, instead of how we look. Jesus is radical for his times – he sat with tax collectors, talked to prostitute and He sees their hearts. I do pray that our children will not be discriminated or laughed at for their eczema and for us parents to have the wisdom to help them through it. We may raise awareness in the school, build our child’s confidence and show them love.
Galatians 3:28 : There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Dear God, I thank You that You love us and You have set an example for us and our children on how not to judge by appearance. Love, patience, kindness are valued more than popularity and teach us not to discriminate others too.
Ignore those who Discriminate
2 replies on “Mom-E-votional : Eczema Discrimination”
Hi , I am glad i found this post. I have been dealing with this for the past 6 years for my daughter and my husband and it has taken a real toll in my life. I am considering relocating to Singapore. But need some advise if schools would discriminate children with Eczema. Need your advise pls
Hi! My daughter has not reached grade school age but I don’t think there would be active discrimination. My only guess is that most schools are not air-conditioned nor have shower facilities. Thus, if your child need to cool down and refresh, it may take more preparation like wiping. Also the other thing I can think of is that Singapore’s school curriculum is very packed, so you’d have to let the teachers know of your daughter’s eczema so she’d be given time to say wipe off the sweat, change to fresh clothes.
Our support group sent out letters to all grade and high schools in Singapore earlier this year, and there wasn’t much feedback on needing help managing eczema schooling kids. Not sure if that meant everyone is dealing with it ok! 🙂
Let me know if you have more questions!