Brynn’s Bizarre Behavior: A Look at 8 Year Old Brynn’s Life with Tourette Syndrome

Posted in Guest Post, Other Disabilities, Special Needs Children by - December 14, 2012
Brynn’s Bizarre Behavior: A Look at 8 Year Old Brynn’s Life with Tourette Syndrome

Special Needs Book Review is pleased that Danica Surette, local author, has agreed to write a guest post to introduce her book, Brynn’s Bizarre Behavior: A Look at 8 Year Old Brynn’s Life with Tourette Syndrome. Congratulations and good luck with your book!

Brynn’s Bizarre Behavior:

A Look at 8 Year Old Brynn’s Life with Tourette Syndrome

by Danica Surette

Brynn’s Bizarre Behavior” is a true account of 8 year old Brynn’s life, good and bad, living with Tourette syndrome (TS). This is a wonderful book for school aged children from 8 to 12 years old to learn acceptance and understanding of their peers who may be displaying behaviors not commonly understood by most children.

Purpose for writing…

This book was initially written as a pick-me-up poem for my daughter. (Her name has been changed to protect her identity.)

When she felt misunderstood by the world, I hoped to show her, through my poem, that although I did not experience having TS, I still felt for her, and knew that her life could sometimes be difficult.

Excerpts from Brynn’s Bizarre Behavior:
 A Look at 8 Year Old Brynn’s Life with Tourette Syndrome

  Tics are like a sneeze,

quick and it comes out.

Sometimes it’s a quiet noise

and sometimes it’s a shout!  


 Sometimes I’m sad I was born this way,

Different from others like night is from day…

…but I’m smart, and I’m growing, and funny as can be.

         I thank God each night for making special me.

Danica Surette Brynn's Bizarre Behaviour A look at 8 year old Brynn's life with Tourette syndrome.Bio of Author

Danica Surette was born in Yarmouth Nova Scotia, and has lived her whole life in Pubnico Nova Scotia.

After graduating from high school in 1992, she attended the local community college in Yarmouth where she graduated from a Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program in 1993.

Following this graduation, she began working the first of eight years at a boarding home for seniors, and adults with special needs, and began a family with her husband Ian Surette.

As her husband’s work included shift work, including nights, she decided to change careers so as to facilitate her new family life, and became a waitress.

Within a few years her cousin Pierrette d’Entremont contacted her about developing a new business centered on infant and special needs products that she had envisioned a few years back.

Through her cousin’s coaching, experience and education in the field of kinesiology, Danica began a new chapter in her life as Vice-President and Sales Manager of Pida Infant & Maternity Products Ltd. (presently Sentio Life Solutions) Combining 8 years of nursing practice with excellent research skills, Danica was a perfect fit for the Pida project.

Danica’s focus was to help the company get off its feet in the early stages. Once this was realized and having a child with TS who needed more attention, she returned to family life as before.

Being her daughter’s advocate, and realizing the need for children’s literature on Tourette syndrome, she began her newest chapter in life, and became an author. Her new focus is educating children and adults about TS, and all that it entails.

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About the book

Brynn’s Bizarre Behavior: A Look at 8 Year Old Brynn’s Life with Tourette Syndrome

– ISBN-13: 978-1480032088

Buy the book  Barnes & Noble 

This post was written by Lorna
Lorna d’Entremont: Co-owner of SentioLife Solutions, Ltd. the company behind KidCompanions Chewelry (2007) and SentioCHEWS (2013), mother of three, grandma of 5 and wife. She is a retired teacher and special needs advocate. Throughout she has taught all levels from grade 2 to grade 9. Lorna loved teaching and enjoyed seeing the students progress in the school system. During her 30 year career she took a few years off to raise her three children.