another new person here! I've been on a few TS message boards (and even moderate one) over the years but just found out about this one and thought I'd come check it out.
I'm an adult with TS who diagnosed herself hesitatingly at the age of 20 and confirmed it for myself about 8 years later when I had internet access and could do lots of TS research.
TS never would've been a big deal to me if it hadn't been a big deal to my parents (though they didn't know of TS and thought I was doing it on purpose). So, it's always kind of been a message of mine to put out there that how parents react to the TS has a HUGE part in how impactive the TS ends up being. SO MUCH of it is about attitude!