Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Which questions should I answer?

I have two women in my life who I really respect. One has daughters who are in high school and the other has daughters who are young married women. One … Continue reading

February 26, 2010 · 2 Comments

How does sexualization of females in the media impact boys?

This is an important question for us to ask. We’ve talked about how viewing yourself as an object and focusing on your value only in terms of your sexual attractiveness … Continue reading

February 22, 2010 · 2 Comments

Why so skinny?

There is an interesting debate going on in the fashion world right now that applies to the things we’ve been talking about on this blog. About 3 years ago a … Continue reading

February 17, 2010 · Leave a comment

So what can parents do?

I think there are several steps that parents can take to help their child or adolescent with the issue of sexualized media messages. The very first step is awareness.  Hopefully … Continue reading

February 16, 2010 · Leave a comment

Does what parents think really matter?

One thing that I think it’s really important for all parents to know is that research has shown that parents play a large part in their child’s developing self-esteem and … Continue reading

February 15, 2010 · Leave a comment

How much time do kids REALLY spend with media?

You may be asking yourself, how much time do kids really spend with media anyway? I mean, there may be some negative messages out there, but kids don’t really get … Continue reading

February 9, 2010 · Leave a comment

What’s out there that’s positive?

As we think about the messages that are sent to girls about media, we have to remember that they’re not all bad. Lately I’ve seen a lot of one magazine … Continue reading

February 7, 2010 · Leave a comment
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