Hi there, around a month ago, it was confirmed that my 5 year old difficult child is bipolar and I was getting comfortable with that diagnosis and following the posts of people whose kids are BiPolar (BP), got all of the books too of course. On Friday, we were told that yes, he is very likely BiPolar (BP) but his main diagnosis now is Tourettes. I have to get a whole new library of books and need some new forum friends who can guide me on Tourettes, and find the best websites to go to. We had been sent to a Tourette's Syndrome specialist for the past month because the psychiatric had noticed some tics but quite honestly I thought they were wasting their time because I couldn't imagine that this is what he had and now I am just in shock!! I can't believe he has this but every time I look at him it seems that he has more facial tics. I am worried about his future. He is so smart and funny and we adore him, we just want him to have a normal happy life. The good news is that at the hospital where we are going to the Tourette's Syndrome specialist, they have a Psychiatrist who specializes in Explosive Child techniques and helps families implement it!! I am getting an appointment hopefully in February! The specialist told me that we are way ahead of other families who are first given the diagnosis because we are already doing Explosive Child and that is exactly what they recommend! Any Tourettes parents with some words of wisdom for me?? Andrea PS. I was just showing my husband around this forum and telling him that it is because of this forum that I pushed so hard for a proper multidisciplinary evaluation and would not settle for the first diagnosis of ADHD. I get such great guidance here!!