Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Tips for Talking with Kids About September 11

Today is the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks that killed thousands and ushered in an era of suspicion, vulnerability, but also unity for those who stand against acts … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

From Competition to Contentment

I was having lunch with a friend not long ago, and we got into a conversation about being able to celebrate the joys and victories of others. You see, we … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

LISTEN: Rebecca Hains discusses #TruthInAds & body image on CBC Radio

Originally posted on Rebecca Hains:
Yesterday, I spoke with CBC Radio about the Brave Girls Alliance’s #TruthInAds campaign, explaining why we’re asking advertisers to stop deceptively Photoshopping people’s bodies. The…

August 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

LEGO: Female Scientists Need to Stay!!

From Melissa Wardy: SAVE THE SCIENTISTS! News broke last week that the LEGO Ideas Research Institute is considered a “limited edition” item and no more sets will be produced for … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Raising caring kids

Harvard’s Graduate School of Education has developed their Making Caring Common Project to help parents, teachers, and others who live and work with kids as they try to raise children … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Girls, strength, and the beauty ideal: A beach conversation

Originally posted on Rebecca Hains:
My five-year-old son befriended an eleven-year-old girl at the beach last week. As they worked together to create a sand castle, her dad and I chatted about…

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Positive Body Image Message

Sharing this positive project by the Harvard Rugby Team is a great way to give kids a visual of strong, healthy bodies that all look different. Lots of positive messages … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

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