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Tolerance – A World of Difference

By Family Kickstart Georgia | April 29, 2017

America is a rich blend of cultural traditions from all over the world, so many American families can trace their histories to immigrant ancestors who traveled great distances, hardship and enduring risk to make a home where they would be guaranteed basic freedoms. These freedoms came with a struggle, for…

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My Child Is Stealing: What Should I Do?

By Family Kickstart Georgia | April 28, 2017

Your child helps you clear the table after dinner, does homework on time and even helps with housework on the weekends. So can it be true that this same child is stealing? When a child has been caught stealing, your reaction should depend on whether it’s the first time or…

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Helping Kids Deal With Bullies

By Family Kickstart Georgia | April 26, 2017

Most kids have been teased by a friend or a sibling at some point. And it’s not usually harmful when done in a friendly, playful and mutual way, and both kids find it funny. But when teasing becomes constant, hurtful and unkind it crosses the line into bullying and needs…

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Depression in Young People

By Family Kickstart Georgia | April 25, 2017

Young people can feel sad and worried about life events such as exams, changing schools or moving house, fights with friends or family. If the feelings of sadness affect everyday life, and lasts for weeks or months, the young person may have depression. In young people. symptoms of depression include…

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How to Deal With Puberty?

By Family Kickstart Georgia | April 22, 2017

The time when a young person’s sexual and reproductive organs mature is puberty. The body starts to make hormones that trigger growth and sexual development, before any physical changes happen. Puberty starts at around 10 years for girls and 12 years for boys, take or give a year or so.…

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Smoking tobacco is deadly!

By Family Kickstart Georgia | April 22, 2017

Smoking kills more Americans every year than road accidents, alcohol and other drugs combined. Nicotine is the addictive drug in tobacco smoke that causes smokers to continue to smoke. Addicted smokers need enough nicotine over a day to ‘feel normal’ – to satisfy cravings or control their mood. How much…

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How much sleep do preschoolers and big kids need?

By Family Kickstart Georgia | April 22, 2017

Sleep is very important to kids’ well-being, but the link between a child’s behaviour and a lack of sleep isn’t always obvious. When adults are tired, they can be lack energy or grumpy, but kids can become hyper, disagreeable, and have extreme changes in behaviour. There’s no exact amount of sleep…

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The Alcohol Hangover

By Family Kickstart Georgia | April 21, 2017

Hangover is a set of unpleasant symptoms that usually follows excessive alcohol intake. Most people can recognise the signs and treat the symptoms themselves, also some people can experience a hangover from one drink. When you drink, the alcohol triggers a number of reactions in your body, which all contribute…

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