Having 'the talk' is never easy...
When it comes to the bread basket, your kids know to just say no, but sooner or later the little ones will start asking questions about wheat.
In college, many young co-eds try their fair share of late-night pizza and wheat-filled bread sandwiches. If you also experimented, it can be difficult to know how to keep your kids safe without lying to them about your past. Once your kids reach a certain age, be frank with them about gluten use. If they ask, tell them you about your history, but follow it up with the facts.
Be honest with them. At a certain age, every kid will come into contact with gluten-eaters, and it’s important that they get the facts. Bloated bellies, gastrointestinal issues, and the imminent danger of addiction—if your children know the truth, they’re less likely to make poor decisions with gluten-rich foods.
As long as you’re open with your kids, and give them good information, they’ll be ready when they start to encounter gluten.