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Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Young People

By Family Kickstart Georgia | September 14, 2018

For children and parents, the teenage can bring lots of change. Changes in the brain and hormones bring about many physical, sexual and emotional changes. While dealing with relationships and sexuality young people are working out who they are. Working out their feelings towards others and whether they are gay,…

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Children’s Medicines

By Family Kickstart Georgia | August 28, 2018

For some childhood illnesses medicines aren’t always needed. Most illnesses get better by themselves using therapies that do not involve medicines. Ibuprofen and Paracetamol are often used to relieve the discomfort caused by a high temperature or pain. Both Paracetamol and Ibuprofen are safe and effective. It is recommended to…

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Helping Your Child with Mental Health Problems

By Family Kickstart Georgia | August 20, 2018

When a child or adolescent has a mental health problem it can affect the whole family, because they usually have difficulty controlling their behavior, thinking or emotions. Mental health problems in children can be expressed through angry, disruptive or hyperactive behavior or through withdrawal, worry, and emotional responses. Hyperactive behavior…

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Youth Mental Health and SCHIP

By Family Kickstart Georgia | August 9, 2018

The US has the highest rate of abuse and incarceration of all the Western Nations. It looks like the rates of violence and homicide in US cities are on the rise. What may we do to stem the wave of children growing up to become criminal and violent in their…

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Young People and Self-esteem

By Family Kickstart Georgia | July 26, 2018

While we all have self-doubts at times, it is important for children to feel okay about themselves most of the time. Healthy self-esteem is feeling good about yourself, and feeling that you are a worthwhile person. Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself as a person and knowing that there…

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Building Good Mental Health

By Family Kickstart Georgia | July 20, 2018

Early support children and young people to look after their mental health and wellbeing are really important. Good mental health habits during adolescence provide a solid foundation for positive mental health in the future. While they go through puberty and the stage of development called adolescence young people deal with…

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Obesity in Children

By Family Kickstart Georgia | July 11, 2018

The number of overweight children has doubled in recent years, with a 25% of children considered overweight or obese. Causes of obesity in children include lack of physical activity, unhealthy food choices, and family eating habits. A rise in the number of overweight children is disturbing because it causes health…

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How Negative Emotions Affects Us?

By Family Kickstart Georgia | July 11, 2018

Any feeling that causes you to be sad and miserable can be described as negative emotions. These emotions may take away your confidence and make you dislike yourself and others. They can all lead to stress and are often seen as emotions to be avoided, ignored, or in other ways disavowed,…

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