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Who will you be in the face of your child’s differences?

During my yoga practice this weekend, my teacher Jess shared something that got me thinking.  She said that at the end of her pregnancy with her twins, she was up 80 pounds and feeling out of sorts with her body. … Continue Reading

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Why Your Child with Tourettes Will Be Set for Success

Last year, while I was pregnant, I wrote about some of the thoughts that ran through my head, particularly about the possibility of genetically passing my Tourettes down to my baby. Apparently, I’m not the only one. I’ve had multiple… Continue Reading

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I Don’t Know

As parents how many times a day do we hear, “I don’t know”? “I don’t know why I don’t write down my assignments.” “I don’t know why I didn’t turn in my assignment.” “I don’t know where I put my… Continue Reading

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No single fix for ADHD

One of the phrases that grates on me the most is, “if you would only,” when it comes to parenting children with disorders, particularly. Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders in the United States, so there… Continue Reading

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: February 25 on Sensory Issues at Home & at School

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Making Sense of Sensory Issues – How to manage heightened senses at home and in the classroom February 25, 2015 Presented by Dr. Michelle Miller, Psy.D., a New York State-licensed clinical psychologist who works at Therapy West, a… Continue Reading

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Tourette’s & Pregnancy: Trimester 3, Part 1

Fridays are always celebration days because they mean we’re another week closer to Jelly Bean’s arrival, and today marks our victory of 33 weeks! Between starting the nursery (which mean completely rearranging my house…which meant my husband completely rearranging the house), physical… Continue Reading

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What disabilities, disorders or conditions qualify for an IEP?

The following are listed as qualifying conditions, disabilities, or disorders for an Individualized Education Plan, or IEP.  The important thing to remember for any IEP is that the condition MUST affect a child’s educational outcome.  If they are brilliant and… Continue Reading

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: January 21 on Habit Reversal Therapy

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Creative Applications of Exposure Therapy and Habit Reversal Therapy January 21, 2015 Presented by Dr. Joelle Beecher-McGovern, a clinical psychotherapist at the Child & Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich & Anxiety Group (COTTAGe) in the Department of Psychiatry at… Continue Reading

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Happily Ticked Off — The Book, Part 4: Chapter 1

At long last, here is Chapter 1 of my book “Happily Ticked Off” for you to read if you’re interested. I hope to share more with you on this book’s progress, my writing progress and my kid’s crazy life in… Continue Reading

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52 Weeks of TS: Week 32

EDITOR’S NOTE: Every Tuesday, noted Tourette Syndrome advocate Troye Evers shares his “52 Weeks of TS” blog journal with the TSParentsOnline community. In cased you missed any of the first 31 weeks, you can read them here. For more information about… Continue Reading