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Safe Drinking

By Family Kickstart Georgia | February 22, 2019

Drinking can be fun, but too much alcohol can lead to injury, accidents, serious embarrassment, and long-term health problems. Drinking can be part of a healthy lifestyle as long as you learn as much as you can about the effects of alcohol on the body. It is recommended healthy adults…

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Teenage Friends and Friendships

By Family Kickstart Georgia | February 20, 2019

As your child enters the teenage years, friends will become more important. Positive, accepting and supportive friendships are an important part of the journey to adulthood for your child. They can help teenagers learn important social and emotional skills, like being sensitive to other people’s feelings, thoughts, and wellbeing. Even…

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Problem-solving with Teenagers

By Family Kickstart Georgia | February 18, 2019

Problem-solving is an important life skill for teenagers to learn. You can help your child develop this skill by using problem-solving at home. Everybody needs to solve problems every day. But we are not born with the skills we need to do this – we have to develop them. Often…

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When Your Teen Is Having a Baby

By Family Kickstart Georgia | February 15, 2019

People feel all sorts of things when they hear their child is going to become a parent at a young age. You could feel shocked, disappointment, anger, and concern about your child’s future. On the other hand, you might think it is wonderful and feel excited about becoming a grandparent.…

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Living with Grandparents

By Family Kickstart Georgia | February 12, 2019

Grandparents are the parents of your mum and of your dad, so that means you may have two grandmothers and two grandfathers and if you are lucky you get to see them fairly often. Even if you do not see them very often you know that there are people other…

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Signs of Sexual Abuse

By Family Kickstart Georgia | February 8, 2019

Sexual abuse happens when someone entices or forces a child or young person to take part in sexual activity, either directly or as an observer, when photos are taken and sent on mobile phones or via the Internet. Sexual abuse can include inappropriate touching, exposing children to pornography, oral sex,…

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Anxiety Conditions

By Family Kickstart Georgia | February 5, 2019

Being anxious or worried is part of everyday life; anxiety can help us to be alert and ready for challenges. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders, women are more likely to develop anxiety than men. There are many forms of anxiety disorders, but the one thing they have…

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The Immune System

By Family Kickstart Georgia | February 1, 2019

The immune system is made up of special organs, cells, and chemicals that fight infection. The main parts of the immune system are: • White blood cells are the key players in your immune system. They are made in your bone marrow and are part of the lymphatic system. White…

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