Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker

Don't Conform, Transform

Join our alliance #BraveGirlsWant!

  We are a group of allies who believe that together, we can change our girls’ fates. Join us on the Brave Girls Want website, become part of this community … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Positive Pick: Lottie Doll is a fashion doll you can feel good about!

Today I want to share a product with you that I think you’ll love. It’s the Lottie doll by Arklu. Arklu is in what they describe as a David versus … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · 5 Comments

Tips for Starting Off the New School Year Right

Ah, the beginning of a new school year. There’s excitement, anticipation, anxiety, fear, and everything in between. As parents and children prepare for the new school year, here are some … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · 5 Comments

Mr. Rogers Remix: Television that promotes learning, creativity, and social skills

I love this remix of Fred Rogers’ work. What made Mr. Rogers special was his ability to bring deep knowledge about education and child development and learning into the mainstream … Continue reading

June 9, 2012 · 8 Comments

Learning to Flourish

“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 · 3 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

Positive Activism Ideas: More Fun Ways to Slam Media and Marketers Sexualizing Kids

In the post linked below,  Amy Jussel of Shaping Youth shows how New Moon Girls has come up with a virtual sticker, similar to those I advocated in the post … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

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