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How to Resolve Conflict?

By Family Kickstart Georgia | October 25, 2018

Conflict is a normal part of kid’s lives. Wanting the same thing when only one is available or having different wants and needs, can easily lead children into conflict. Common ways that children respond to conflict include physical aggression and arguing, as well as more passive responses such as avoiding…

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What is Volunteering?

By Family Kickstart Georgia | October 23, 2018

Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain. It can be formal (usually takes place through a charity or other not-for-profit or community organization) or informal (includes helping family and friends with things like babysitting, home repairs or caring). There are many organizations that actively…

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Children with Additional Needs and Mental Health

By Family Kickstart Georgia | October 19, 2018

Understanding the link between mental health and children with additional needs in early childhood is the first step to supporting children with additional needs. What are additional needs? Differences exist among all people; one such as when a child has a disability or condition that requires some additional support. This…

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How Do Children Learn?

By Family Kickstart Georgia | October 17, 2018

Children’s knowledge grows over time as they build on earlier understandings. Often children’s learning and development occur in bursts, with new skills appearing almost overnight. When children encounter new experiences, they look for information that they can use to confirm, add to, or change their ideas. However, if the new…

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Support for Friend who Drinks Too Much

By Family Kickstart Georgia | October 15, 2018

It is very important to look out for your mates. What we put into our body can have a massive effect on our mind, and cutting back on alcohol and other drug use can really boost our mood. You must support a friend, relative or someone you are mentoring if…

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Common Myths about Sexual Assault

By Family Kickstart Georgia | October 11, 2018

Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual behavior that makes a person feel uncomfortable, threatened or scared. It covers a wide range of unwanted sexual behaviors that are often used by offenders as a way to assert power and control over their victims. It covers: Rape: forced, unwanted sex or sexual…

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Figuring Out and Recognizing Child Abuse

By Family Kickstart Georgia | October 6, 2018

There are several signs that could indicate a child has been or is being abused or neglected. This information will help you to recognize what to look for to select up symptoms of abuse in your child with a disability, especially children with communication difficulties. Abuse can involve one or…

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Respect – A Way of Life

By Family Kickstart Georgia | October 5, 2018

As you grow older and move out more into the world, you will meet many different people. We live in a very diverse society and if you have learned to respect others, then you will be able to fit in well within society. Respect has several meanings:   Having regard…

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