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How to Celebrate Safely?

By Family Kickstart Georgia | April 8, 2019

Over summer, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate: birthdays, parties, weddings and even just catching up at a barbecue with friends. Socializing is an important part of maintaining our mental health, helping us stay connected to family, friends and loved ones, but celebration can often come with the “social…

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Childhood Immunization

By Family Kickstart Georgia | April 5, 2019

Immunization is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children against certain diseases. The serious health risks of these diseases are far greater than the very small risks of immunization. Immunization protects children against harmful infections before they come into contact with them in the community. It uses the…

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How to Quit Smoking?

By Family Kickstart Georgia | March 29, 2019

We all know how dangerous smoking is to our health, but despite all the warnings, the nagging from friends and family, some people continue to regularly light up. It is easy to imagine the smokers among us have their heads in the sand, but statistics show at least 82% of…

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Depression and Regular Exercise

By Family Kickstart Georgia | March 25, 2019

While we all feel low, sad or moody from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time, seemingly with no clear reason. Depression is more than just a low mood, it is a serious condition that has an impact on both physical and mental…

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Dealing With Teen Disrespect

By Family Kickstart Georgia | March 20, 2019

Disrespectful or rude behavior in teenagers is common. There are reasons for your child’s behavior, but this phase will usually pass and there are tips that can help you handle disrespect from your child in the meantime. Some disrespect is a normal part of teenage development. This is partly because…

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What Constitutes Bullying, Harassment, Violence and e-Crime?

By Family Kickstart Georgia | March 18, 2019

Bullying is an ongoing misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical or social behavior that causes physical or psychological harm. It can involve an individual or a group misusing their power over one or more persons. Bullying can happen in person or online, and it can be obvious…

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What is Addiction?

By Family Kickstart Georgia | March 15, 2019

Addiction is a word that usually refers to drugs. When someone first uses drugs, we call it substance abuse. We say someone is addicted to drugs when they have no control over whether they want to use the drug or not. That person feels that they have to have that drug.…

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Preventing Violence Against Women

By Family Kickstart Georgia | March 11, 2019

It is never too early to talk with your child about respectful relationships. Early conversations and role- modeling will help your child develop and maintain respectful relationships throughout life. Also, open, early conversations also send the message that your child can come to you to talk about his relationships. As…

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