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Growing up with Tourette's Syndrome:

Information for Kids


Tourette's Information for Kids Ages 5-8

Tourette's Information for Kids Ages 9-13

Information for Parents



Note to parents:  This site is intended to supply information to kids diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome (TS).  In children with TS, tics typically first become noticeable between the ages of 5 and 8.  The first link above is written for these children.  The second link is written for kids who are around the age that tics frequently peak in severity (9-13).  Please take the time to go over this site with your child(ren) and discuss the information you find here.  If you would like more information on TS, please visit our Parent's Page where you will find links to informational sites written for adults. 


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Disclaimer- This website was written by a parent of a child with Tourette's Disorder.  Every effort was made to insure this information was as accurate as possible.  However, no information found on any website should be substituted for the care of a licensed competent professional.


The official name of the condition, according to the DSM-IV-TR, is Tourette's disorder.
Tourette's is also referred to as TS, Tourette Syndrome, Tourette's syndrome, GTS, and Gilles de la Tourette's Syndrome.
You may also see it referred to as the Tourette Syndrome Spectrum Disorder,
but many proponents of this terminology include conditions in this alleged spectrum
which have not been shown to be part of or genetically linked to Tourette's syndrome.
Common misspellings are tourettes syndrome, tourretts, tourrettes, touretts, terrets, terets, turettes, and turrets syndrom.
Tourette's disease is another common misnomer (it's not a disease).
Another common misspelling is ticks: ticks are insects that bite animals and people. People with Tourette's disorder have tics.


Thank you to TSNW for permission to use parts of her copywrited wording and for her countless hours of dedication to Tourette's education. 
Thank you to Haejinn for permission to print her story on how to tell kids about TS (found on the FAQ page).
Thank you to Haejinn, SLeaska, HBool, Glen625,Sabina0815, MaterialDiva, BlueChin and KBurra for their support and help getting this website up and running.  It was truly a collaborative effort.
Thank you  to Teri and Leah for their input and support.  Not only have you helped with this website but you have also supported us through this journey.  Words cannot thank you enough!
A huge THANK YOU to our son  for not only helping with this site but for teaching me more about life,  humility, and humanity than anyone else I know.


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No part of this publication may be copied, re-printed, or used in any form without my prior written consent.
By Cristimo3: Growing Up With Tourette's Syndrome- Information for Kids



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