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Tip #1 to Limit Tics: Reduce Electronics

In this article, I wrote a list of 20 things I’m doing to manage tics. I broke the list down into simple changes/habits vs. more technical. Because it’s Christmas and I have so much to do that pretty sure I’ll… Continue Reading

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Happily Ticked Off — The Book, Part 6: Chapter 3

At long last, here is Chapter 3 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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9 ways a Naturopath can help with tics and Tourette

Today I took Stink back to Dr. Carroll. It had been more than 3 years. Instead of fitting halfway on his exam table, Stink took up the entire table, his size 8 mens Nike’s hanging dangling off the edge. As… Continue Reading

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Don’t be afraid to try other things to help your kids

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted, so I checked out what you all are interested in most. Turns out I get the most clicks for: Supplements Acupuncture — does it work? Dr. Sims and Dr. Stacks — dentists… Continue Reading

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I spy new science on tic relief

Everyone in my group is kind of freaking out about tics, including me. Not sure if it’s Christmas or the weather or just stress from school, but they are in high gear. As a background, most of us have kids… Continue Reading

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Running the marathon

If there’s one thing I’ve discovered about my kid is that he can be a bit of a manipulator it’s important to stop and really talk to him. This means when he is complaining about school, or crying about some… Continue Reading

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Tourette Syndrome: The Video Game

What if you could learn about what it’s like to have Tourette Syndrome while enjoying a video game experience? Well, now you can! Introducing Tourette’s Quest, a fantasy/puzzle-solving game where you play a character with TS. And it really goes… Continue Reading

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Keeping busy with Tourette

I am the mother of a wonderful, smart, sensitive girl who is also one of the strongest and most resilient people I know. She has Tourette Syndrome. It has been an emotional morning finding this site and reading so many… Continue Reading

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Our experience with video games and tics

It’s been busy but productive as we slowly but surely put our house in order after our post-Christmas madness.  There’s something deliciously satisfying about puttering and organizing when there’s not a ton of pressing “must do’s” crowding the task. Instead of… Continue Reading

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Dope-I-Mean: Getting mad at Dopamine

As I type this post, my son is doing a light warble about every 30 seconds as he speaks. His playmate, a blond neurotypical easygoing girl, is not bothered in the least. I, on the other hand, am annoyed beyond reason. “We… Continue Reading