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A tic is a tic no matter what, but it’s better with understanding & acceptance

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. SHARE THIS POST

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Have you seen “Front of the Class?” If not, you should!

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 SHARE THIS POST

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Acceptance is a wonderful thing

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

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Celebrate to survive

Some good advice. Celebrate and focus on the ups as much as possible. SHARE THIS POST

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A place to call my own

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

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Did you miss the 5th annual NJ Walks for TS at Mendham? Catch up on it here!

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

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“Don’t pick me up outside the classroom, mom!”

So, um, that happened today. He’s in sixth grade and suddenly I’m not the coolest person in the world anymore. Weird.   SHARE THIS POST

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Cresskill School District raises more than $900 for NJCTS through Jeans Day

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

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Things Tim Howard could save is just awesome!

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! SHARE THIS POST