Do any of you have grandchildren with Tourettes?
Two of my children now have the illness. I've had a difficult time in recent years looking after them, and helping them manage their illness as well as possible. Happily, they're both doing well.
However, my mum has really upset me. She has told me I'm 'difficult' for having told everyone about the illness- trying to get some support. She also denies that my children even have Tourettes because she's never seen them tic. She has no idea how bad they can be. I think she fails to understand it as a neurological illness, and must just think it's bad behaviour on their part.
I'm not looking for anyone to sort out this problem. I just want to know what Grandparents think about Tourette's.
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