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How to Support your Child’s Learning?

By Family Kickstart Georgia | December 2, 2019

Being engaged in your child’s learning is one of the most important things you can do to help them achieve. Parent engagement in learning starts from early childhood and continues as children move through school and beyond. With your support, your child can thrive in their learning. You are your…

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Treatment and Support for Mental Illness in Children

By Family Kickstart Georgia | November 25, 2019

Child or adolescent with a mental health problem usually have difficulty controlling their emotions, thinking or behavior. This can affect the whole family. We can express mental health problems in children through disruptive, angry or hyperactive behavior or through withdrawal, worry and emotional responses. These changes can affect your child’s…

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Planning Pregnancy

By Family Kickstart Georgia | November 18, 2019

Three months prior to pregnancy (the preconception period) is the time to make life changes that can help boost fertility, reduce problems during pregnancy and assist in recovery from birth. If you and your partner are planning to conceive, start taking folic acid before you get pregnant. Folic acid helps…

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Colds, Coughs and Ear Infections in Children

By Family Kickstart Georgia | November 11, 2019

Colds It is normal for a preschool child to have at least 6 or more colds a year. This is because there are hundreds of different cold viruses and young children have no immunity to any of them as they have never had them before. Gradually they build up immunity…

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Anxiety during Childhood

By Family Kickstart Georgia | November 4, 2019

Anxiety is a normal part of childhood. But as parents and carers, it is sometimes hard to know the difference between normal worries and something more serious. In most cases, anxiety in children is short-lived and goes away after a while. Some examples of normal worry might be: being shy…

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Becoming a Grandparent Carer

By Family Kickstart Georgia | October 21, 2019

It can be a big change for both you and the child. You might have had some idea that there was a problem in the child’s family. Sometimes you might not know how long you will care for the child. It can all be a big shock. But you are…

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Physical and Emotional changes for Girls and Boys around Puberty

By Family Kickstart Georgia | October 7, 2019

Puberty is the time when all your major organs and body systems mature. At the end of puberty, you are sexually and reproductively mature. The growth and development that occurs during puberty is prompted by changes in the levels of certain hormones in your body. Hormonal changes begin in the…

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Dependence on Alcohol and Drugs

By Family Kickstart Georgia | September 30, 2019

It is often difficult for people to recognize that they have become dependent on alcohol or other drugs. They may see it as a temporary situation because they are in physical pain or because they are dealing with a difficult situation such as grief, loss, anxiety or trauma. Some signs that…

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