The NTF is pleased to announce the launch of a new Parents of Children with Essential Tremor Facebook Group.

The group will allow parents to network, share experiences and tips for children living with essential tremor.

Essential tremor is often thought of as an adult-onset condition. However, it can start in early childhood affecting about 5% of children. Mainly involving the hands and there is often a family history of tremor. There are two kinds of hand tremor which are: kinetic tremor only (i.e. tremor present only when the hands are moving) and postural tremor only (i.e. tremor is visible when the hands are held outstretched) with some children experiencing both.

This success of the new Parents of Children with Essential Tremor group follows on from the online Children with ET Meet-Up in September. The NTF looks forward to further developments.

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