Your child 5-11 years

What are these tics?


Without warning, this is your child traversed by sudden and disordered movements. He blinks, smiles with his lips, shakes his head ... How to react?

It shows how tics?

  • Suddenly, your child makes quick and caricatural movements. Depending on the case, he blinks, frowns, shrugs or nods nervously. Then, he also stops clean.
  • His seizures are often triggered when he is in public in front of strangers or in conflict situations, at school or at home.
  • When he sleeps, all his tics disappear as if by magic.
  • It rarely evokes the problem, often refuses to talk about it, even with you, and sometimes denies reality.

Who is affected by tics?

  • Tics often appear during the so-called latency period, from 6-7 years old, and are more common among boys than girls.
  • These are often very calm children, introverted, even inhibited who are concerned. They have difficulty verbalizing and communicating, especially in conflict situations. They rarely come to oppose, to say no.
  • Some children easily express their emotions through their bodies. In the beginning, tic may be a simple motor reaction to a situation of anxiety, as happens to some people to bite their nails by stress. But, it is sometimes also a privileged way to unload and relieve tensions.
  • The tic becomes a reaction generated by a situation of anxiety, a disturbing event or the expression of an unconscious and repressed aggressiveness.
  • It is common that a feeling of shame or guilt accompanies the tic. This can sometimes be accentuated by the reactions of the entourage (mockery ...).

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