There are two ways you can help your child be amazing despite a few tics and twitches (or even major ones):
- Concentrate on their gifts, not their weaknesses! Be funny! Laugh! Fake it til you make it! (Lots of exclamations here! It really works!)
- Sign this petition to get more education and research out there to understand Tourette Syndrome. This will also help educate the public. Did you know that 1 out of 100 people are affected by TS? That’s a lot. Moms and Dads reading this blog, you have to know that you are not alone.
In closing, I’m off to UCLA today for our weekly drug study check-up. I’m quite certain that this will be the one hour in an entire week where my kid isn’t ticking 40 times a minute. Why will he not tic for the famous Dr. McCracken? Because life seems to work out like that sometimes, which is fine — one more thing to laugh about later. If not, I’ll cry. And really, who needs that? Isn’t it so much better to not take ourselves so seriously?
PS: Sign that petition! Please! (I’ll even run a small contest. I’ll pick one name from the list of people who leave a comment here saying they’ve signed the petition. YOU, dear winner, will get a personally mailed note from me with a trinket from UCLA. Go go go!)