Well, yes, it is still a tic, but it sure feels different ticcing in a situation where people are reacting negatively vs. ticcing surrounded by people who react with understanding and acceptance.
Have you seen “Front of the Class”?? It’s available on DVD or sometimes you can catch it on the Hallmark channel. http://shop.hallmark.com/anytime/anytime-gifts/front-of-the-class-1998DVD1422.html?searchterm=front+of+the+class
Kane is very good at controlling his tics to a certain extent at school. When he gets home, he is exhausted and sometimes grumpy. There are times that he is unable to control them. Thankfully, he has a wonderful teacher… Continue Reading
Some good advice. Celebrate and focus on the ups as much as possible.
As I sit here typing, my daughter sits quietly behind me. She’s painting in her art center. By “art center” I mean “re-purposed 1980’s ply board shelf unit” covered in discount white paint. Her legs are crossed. Her eyes are… Continue Reading
Since 2010, NJCTS and New Jersey’s Tourette Syndrome community have gathered at Borough Park each November for family fun run/walk to promote TS awareness and support the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders’ (NJCTS) Education Outreach Program.… Continue Reading
So, um, that happened today. He’s in sixth grade and suddenly I’m not the coolest person in the world anymore. Weird.
The Cresskill School District participated in the first annual Tourette Syndrome Awareness Day on Friday, May 16, in recognition of Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month. The goal was to raise awareness and educate the entire student body and Cresskill faculty about… Continue Reading
I’m sure we’ve all seen the memes going around with #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave on Facebook, but this one is by far my favorite. Our kids have their own SUPERHERO!