Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Royal Wedding: It’s hard out there for a princess

Last night I watched “The King’s Speech” for the first time. Today I’m watching the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. As I watched both of these, it … Continue reading

April 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

Beauty from the Heart: Selena Gomez Who Says

My nine-year-old daughter told me that she had found a video from one of her favorite singers, Selena Gomez, that she thought I would like. She was right! I do … Continue reading

April 27, 2011 · 2 Comments

Baby Bratz: Sexualized Toddlers and Other Misplaced Sexiness

This week I’m reposting some of my reader’s favorites with new tips and ideas. I also think that this recent article Has raised awareness not just about the inappropriate sexualized … Continue reading

April 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Birthday Parties: Gifts, Manners, and Spa Diva Princess Cocktail Limo Parties

April 12th, 2011 | Author: melissa This week I’m cross posting from some of my favorite friends in the blogosphere. This post was written by Melissa Wardy, owner of Pigtail Pals. … Continue reading

April 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Sexy, Super Skinny and Searching for Love: The Kids are Watching WHAT?!

A study just released by the Institute on Gender in Media echoes the research that I and Beauty Redefined do, but could be shocking for many readers who haven’t spent their free time critically analyzing kids’ media options! And we’re not talking about pop culture choices you’ve never heard of – we’re referring to the most popular G-rated movies and TV shows from Disney, Fox, Nickelodeon, you name it. Read on to find out what the kids are watching, how it may be affecting them, and what you can do to make a difference for good in a media-filled world in need of light!

April 18, 2011 · 2 Comments

Parenting in the USA: The Cyrus Dilemma

This post has gotten a lot of attention from readers. I’m reposting it as a way to help us jump start conversations about difficult issues between parents and adolescents. None … Continue reading

April 15, 2011 · 1 Comment

Positive Products: Confidence Building iPad App for Middle Schoolers

Along with pointing out products and media messages that parents, tweens, and teens may want to avoid, I love to share exciting new products that promote positive messages for children. … Continue reading

April 13, 2011 · 2 Comments
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