ADHD and Eating – What They Don’t Tell You

October is ADHD awareness month. In addition to more awareness and reducing the stigma faced by children with ADHD, it is nice to see adults with ADHD coming forward and telling their stories. Sadly ADHD is still seen by some as a “naughty child” condition. It is assumed that children with ADHD grow up and … Read more

Tourettes Awareness

You may or may not be aware that we have just had Tourettes Awareness Day on 7th June.  You may have missed it as despite being a member or many Tourette’s support pages etc I barely noticed any publicity. Tourettes Action have a “Move for Tourettes” campaign running throughout the month of June where they … Read more

Another Diagnosis, Another Label

The blog has been very quiet these past few months, partly as we were busy buying a house and undertaking renovating projects. Another reason is I was awaiting a firm update from CAMHS. Back in January George had a routine medication review at CAMHS, during this meeting we mentioned concerns about George’s behaviour and sleep … Read more

Should We Be Labelling Children With SEN?

SEN labels

“Labelling” your child is a controversial subject with a lot of people feeling strongly about it.  We recently attended a talk on ADHD and the subject came up of why people feel the need to have a label. We have always wanted a “label” for George, let me explain why we felt this was important. … Read more

The Hardest Part, Dealing with Co-Morbid Symptoms of Tourette’s

Sweet tin

Wow, this morning really drummed everything home once again.  It is so hard finding out your child has Tourette’s, at the time the tics and the uncertain future were a huge worry.  Actually, now the tics are just part of George and really are the very least of our problems.  The thing I find the … Read more