Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Fight the Power: Children and Adolescents as Consumer Activists

Using social media and word of mouth, adolescents and caring adults can work together to fight for their rights and advocate against companies that put a bulls-eye on their childhood.

April 30, 2012 · 3 Comments

Sexualization of Children: A Person’s a Person, No Matter How Small

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” 
— Dr. Seuss (The Lorax) As the mother of three children and a … Continue reading

April 28, 2012 · 7 Comments

Katniss Everdeen: The First Post-Girl Power Hero

I loved this thoughtful article about Katniss from Rebecca Hains, a media studies professor who writes about children and media. I have cross posted it with her gracious permission. Rebecca’s … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · 7 Comments

Remember This: 8 Things I want to tell my 8 Year Old Daughter

 My youngest daughter turned 8 years old this week. This means that she has moved into the world of tweens. Tween marketing is commonly focused on kids between the ages … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · 18 Comments

Women in Leadership: The Importance of Inspiration

When I was a college student in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, there were few women leaders on the campus of the religiously affiliated school that I attended. Rooted … Continue reading

April 9, 2012 · 4 Comments

Today is Your Day: Reflections on Loss

This week-end, a longtime colleague and friend of my husband’s, Sue Ann Gibson, passed away after a being diagnosed last year with a brain tumor. Today, as we remember Sue … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

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