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06 Feb 2013

Nervous tick
My 6 yr old son is a happy, fairly confident little boy. He is loved by all at home and such a joy to have. I have noticed that last year he would pick up these nervous ticks. Everytime I would notice it there was normally a little incident at school. He is in a new class, new teacher this year and a week ago I noticed he had a new tick. The teacher called to tell me that she had been quite firm with him a week ago. They seem to go away on there own. How do we address this?
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Its probably worthwhile for him to be seen and assessed by a child psychologist to assess the tics ; some are fairly brief, don't indicate any other problems, and will face ; others become a longer-lasting habit. Many can be helped by fairly simple treatment.
And as JLee so valuably points out, where a child likes himself and is comfortable with himself, others usually accept things like tics, and they can become or surprisingly little significance.
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