I’m sharing something that I hope will help your readers. Even though it has been many years since my son’s Tourette syndrome was brought under control, it still makes me angry that I did not know to look for this.
I fortunately learned of a connection between Charlie’s symptoms and our home environment. Nothing I’d read in the regular material on Tourette’s told me to even think about this. And watching my child suffer tore me up.
When Charlie was 11, symptoms had increased and he had lots of eye-rolling, neck and head tics, harmful behaviors (like: touching hot things, playing with glass and knives) and obsessions that ruined his social life. Things had to be “just so” or he would get very stressed. His friends couldn’t understand, so they quit calling. He was diagnosed with Tourette’s by a neurologist.