My eldest son (almost 7) has always shown an increased sensitivity to things, likes things done a certain way, other little things that make up a bigger picture... I always just thought he'd inherited OCD type behaviours from his Dad who has a lot of "issues" (anxiety, OCD's, never sits still unless engrossed in a video game, always thinks something bad going to happen) In the past my son used to repeat phrases a lot (still does occasionally) as the repeating himself eased off he started sniffing. It started when he had a cold, but then he carried on, sometimes sniffing 10 times or more in a row (each sniff about a second apart) As that behaviour severity faded, he's now blinking a lot. Long slow blinks and rolling his eyes at the same time. His sniffing is now sort of snorting noise that he does repeatedly. All this points to one thing... Tourettes I'm really scared for him! I'm not sure at what point to take him to the Dr's. I know tics and "quirks" can sometimes just be childhood phases but with his Dad's issues (a lot of which actually go hand in hand with Tourettes which I was unaware of) I can't help feeling this isn't normal childhood stuff. I just don't want him to feel like he has something "wrong" with him and if I take him to the Dr's he's obviously going to hear me talking about my concerns. Does anyone here have any experience with any of this?