Email: info@fksg.org

Posts by Family Kickstart Georgia

Children and Families at Risk

To enable them to achieve their full potential all children need a nurturing and supportive family and community. For vulnerable children who are exposed to neglect and child abuse, we need to ensure they are supported and protected so they can have the best chance in life. Some children are at a higher risk of…

Read More

Babies and Safety

An important part of caring for your new baby is providing a safe environment. Babies need to be safe at home and when they’re away from home. There are some simple things you can do to help keep your baby safe and secure. Most injuries to babies do not occur by chance or by bad…

Read More

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a condition that affects a person’s ability to interact with the world around them. ASD is a neuro-developmental disability thought to have neurological or genetic causes (or both). The term ASD includes autism, Asperger’s syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PPD-NOS). ASD affects around 1 in 100 to…

Read More

Getting Pregnant

Pregnancy is a complex phenomenon involving many factors – it’s not just about having sex. From ovulation, insemination and conception, and implanting of the growing embryo into the uterus, the pathway to successful pregnancy requires many factors to line up just right. For some women, this appears to happen quickly, whilst for others, it may…

Read More

Allergies

When the body ‘trigger’ or overreacts to an allergen that is typically harmless to most people occurs an allergy. Examples of allergies include eczema, hay fever, hives, asthma and food allergy. Estimates suggest that about one person in four is allergic to something and roughly half of all allergy sufferers are children. The symptoms of…

Read More

Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases are caused by an overactive immune system. There are many types, including Coeliac disease, Graves’ disease, and lupus. Although they can’t be cured, there are various treatment options to manage the symptoms and reduce further damage to your body. What is the immune system? The immune system incorporates different parts of the body…

Read More

Influenza (Flu)

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is an infection of the nose, lungs, and throat caused by the influenza A or B (or rarely C) viruses. It is highly infectious. The United States experiences epidemics of seasonal flu each year. This time of year is called “flu season.” In the United States, flu viruses are…

Read More

Optimism

A healthy attitude to living is the best thing parents can give their children. There is a sense of satisfaction and achievement for parents who feel confident that their child is equipped to handle challenges and difficulties. We live in a world of change and uncertainty where many things are beyond our control, but how…

Read More

Self-esteem

Healthy self-esteem is feeling good about yourself, and feeling that you are a worthwhile person. It is important for children to feel okay about themselves most of the time even we all have self-doubts at times. Self-esteem enables them to try new things without too much fear of failing, to reach out and make friends,…

Read More