Author Archive | Dawn Downes

Training

Learning Rx: A Review of the Cognitive Skills & Brain Training Facility

“He’ll grow out of it,” they said. They being every friend, colleague, teacher, counselor, or stranger in the grocery store line I confided in with my worries about my son’s seeming stubbornness about doing school work. Despite testing into our school’s gifted program and usually topping his class scores in reading and math, my younger […]

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Bullying: How to Help if Your Child is a Victim

The past week has had me thinking about bullies a lot…and sadly not because I just watched Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, although that program serves as a case study in bullying and toxic masculinity. From the moment Rudolph comes into the world, even his own father expresses shame over the fact that he looks different. […]

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Midlife is What You Make It

Midlife is What You Make It: A GenXer Responds to Oprah.com

Heads up, GenX Fam! In case you missed it, the over 40 crowd should feel miserable. Sad. Angry. Maybe even bitter. Definitely jealous of your Millennial colleagues and resentful of your peers who live seemingly better lives than your own. And pretty much ready to off yourself. Or your partner…if you managed to get one. […]

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