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What are the chances that my son or daughter will have TS and OCD?

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) or obsessive compulsive behaviors** (OCBs) and Tourette, as well as another tic disorder called Chronic Tic Disorder* (CT), often appear together. Research shows these conditions are probably genetically linked and as a result, we tend to… Continue Reading

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The S-Word…

Aww yes, it’s that time again, the s-word … school! With my sidekick (a.k.a The Husband) and armed with a 10-year-old Big Sister, our son Andrew had his arsenal for gearing off to kindergarten. Since his recent diagnosis of TS+… Continue Reading

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Hey! You have other kids, you know!

As many of you readers know, I have a little girl I refer to as Pip. She’s a year behind Stink in school. She pretty much worships the ground her brother walks on. This includes not wanting to give up… Continue Reading

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From the brother

I have 4 kids and the oldest (10) is the one with TS. The third and fourth are pretty young and don’t really notice the TS at all. The second is 7.5 and is really close to his brother. Today… Continue Reading

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We just want our son to be happy

When you find out you’re pregnant, you are the best parent you will ever be. Everything you do will be perfect, your child will be well behaved with good manners, an excellent student, an athlete, president of the student council,… Continue Reading

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My TS, My Story: Part 1, Diagnosis

Part of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada‚Äôs mission is to help individuals affected by TS through programs of self-help. That is why our posts this week will focus on self-understanding, self-knowledge and self-awareness. Today’s post is from Tina T.… Continue Reading

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Siblings: We shouldn’t compare, but …

It’s so hard not to compare siblings when the evidence is all around. I’ve posted about Dylan here. Well, he has an older brother. Today, I got messages about my two boys: From the dean at Dylan’s school, a request… Continue Reading