Tics, Tourettes and Food Allergies (BabyCenter.com)

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My son has dealt with tics off and on for about 3 years. By tics I mean blinking, or head shrugging. Sometimes verbal, but nothing very obvious unless you’re right next to him. The tics tend to come out with excitement and happiness, so it’s an interesting dilemna: Do we not throw him a birthday party where he might exhibit more signs, or do we continue to proceed with life as normal? Our general motto has been to cut down on tv and lots of external stimulation, but not cut out the joys of life. Sensible diet, sensible social activities… it’s all about balance.

Read the rest of my article at: http://blogs.babycenter.com/mom_stories/tics-tourettes-and-food-allergies/.

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