Hey everyone! I have decided to make a blog called “10 Ways to Respect Children and Adults With Tourette’s Syndrome”.
I feel like it’s not just important to tell others what shouldn’t be said, but that it’s also very important to follow this up with things that should be said and things that are helpful and supportive. This is important so that others without Tourette’s don’t shy away from talking about it all together, but instead know ways they can acknowledge Tourette’s by being helpful, supportive and accepting without being offensive.
At long last, here’s No. 1:
Understanding that it is our differences that make us individuals and make life interesting!
My 9-year-old with TS had a friend in class write her a card that said how special she thought she was and how she wished she could twirl like she does — that is her “big tic” right now. Her name is Charlie. She’s in 4th grade and has TS, OCD, SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) and anxiety.
Here are the other nine in case you missed them: