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    Default Problems at the end of the school year?

    Is anyone noticing an increase in symptoms and behaviour problems as the end of school approaches?

    A couple of parents in our local chapter have commented that they are finding the end of the school year a problem and were wondering if others were finding the same.


    Is the decrease in structure in the school as year end approaches a factor? How about the stress of facing a new year in the fall with a new teacher and new classmates (or even a new school) -- is that having an impact?
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    Default Problems at the end of the school year?

    I wouldn't be suprised if it were more than just a breakdown in school structure. I'm not in school anymore, and I'm having a particularly hard time keeping focus, and controlling tics, as the weather gets warmer. It's a distraction in general. 'Tis the season.

    At the end of the school year, I'm not sure if the stress of next year is a factor yet. Of course, it's probably different for anyone, but at least when I was younger, when June rolls around, the next September is almost intangibly far away. It's summer, it's wonderful, and nobody can take that away.

    ...ok, I need to go on vacation.
    Colin

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    I usuallly seem to have a hard time at this time of year usually from the end of March till May and this year was particularly rough.

    The last two years that I attended high school I actually didnt finish the year and I feel bad cuz I was doin well at first.

    I dont know but maybe it has somethin to do with the fact that people with ts may have alot of allergies. :?:

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    Default Problems at the end of the school year?

    Hi
    Yes I am noticing a change in my son's behavior as well. His teacher says he's starting to shut down some cause he knows he won't be with him next year. My son told his teacher the other day that he wanted to fail gr. 5 so he could be with him again.

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    Default Problems at the end of the school year?

    The most logical reason would be the factor of stress. Stress is known to increase tics as are anxiety attacks, anger, or other extreme emotional behaviors. I always would tic during a test or big project. Its that feeling you get of nervousness and scared that help trigger the tics. I unfortunately just bit the bullet and took the test while ticing but Im sure there are ways to calm the student before the test to help reduce the number of tics.
    The other day at a local grocery store, I saw a rack with books on it and one of them said, "pregancy for dummies"............

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    Default MOVED: Postings dealing with stress

    The postings in this thread that are dealing with the effects of stress have been moved to Treatment Options - Dealing with Stress.
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