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Articles in Mandy Cowley, Family Life and Health and Wellness

Childhood Anxiety

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Anxiety is essentially an almost-constant state of apprehension. And for some children, that apprehension does manifest in the more expected and typical ways. But for others, it’s constantly activating their fight or flight reflex. ... Read full article

Sign Me Up! I Quit

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Little League burnouts and what to do about them.... Read full article

Anxiety: A Mother and Son Perspective

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I absolutely despise anxiety and the havoc it is wreaking on my sweet child and on so many in his generation, but I love him so much. I pray that one day he doesn't wake up with the feeling of butterflies in his stomach. ... Read full article

No Sports? No Problem?

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Children choosing the arts over sports.... Read full article

Summertime Safety in Louisiana

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Ahhh, summer in Louisiana! We love the fun of traveling, outdoor activities, and free time inside. Yet, the season also brings its dangers that may exist year-round, but spike to alarming levels when school bells stop ringing and vacation time is ... Read full article



Money Matters: Avoiding Entitlement and Encouraging Responsibility

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Teach your children the difference between wants and needs. It will leave a life-long impression and encourage responsibility in their adult life.... Read full article

When Should You Tell Children About the Easter Bunny?

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We all love these sweet moments, but the innocent naiveté can’t last forever. When is it the right time to share that the careful creator of those baskets is not an oversized, bow-tied bunny, but instead mom or dad? ... Read full article

One-on-One with WWE Champion Kofi Kingston

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I recently had the extreme pleasure to speak with WWE Champion Kofi Kingston about his life as a wrestler and dad. To say that I was excited for this interview is an understatement. Add in the fact that he is also my son’s favorite wrestler, it was t... Read full article

Strategies for a Stress-free Christmas

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Learn how to relieve stress during the holidays.... Read full article

A Playdate-Style Birthday Party

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Birthday parties for littles can add up fast. For a few Benjamins, you can take them and a few friends to a bounce place or rent a bounce house for your backyard. We didn’t start big parties like that for my older daughter until she was about five.... Read full article

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