Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker

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

The Child You Have: Parenting and Letting Go

  My friend, Melissa Wardy of Pigtail Pals Ballcap Buddies, recently shared this quote, “Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you’d … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

To My Daughter on Her 10th Birthday

It seems like yesterday that I was holding you as a newborn, warm and soft with a head full of dark hair. You were so tiny, so dependent on me … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Raising peacemakers in a pink and blue world

Today I presented at the Peace Conference at Abilene Christian University. I got the chance to share some of the research that I’m conducting on how gendered marketing impacts children. … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Girls and Pink Toys Part 1: Is it Biology?

In the past weeks, there has been quite a bit of talk about Goldieblox and the ways that they and other toys companies (such as Lego) ┬áhave tried to promote … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

Things we should say more often

Last night I finished an amazing month long workshop on self-concept with some girls in my community. Each week we talked about who we are, how to become strong and … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Living to enrich the world

“You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the … Continue reading

November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

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