Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

See It and Be It: Woman in the Science Lab!

In today’s See It & Be It post, I want to introduce you to Dr. Sarah Lee, a biochemist who studies cellular transcription. I love talking with Sarah because while … Continue reading

October 26, 2011 · 6 Comments

Positive Pick: Music to make your heart sing!

In my post on the music industry, Be Sexy or Shut Up, I talk about how female artists are often pressured to promote themselves through their sexuality rather than their … Continue reading

October 21, 2011 · 3 Comments

See It and Be It: Nurturing Children can be a Man’s Job!

“It truly has been a privilege to serve in this occupation, and I have a sense that I’m doing something important, that will long outlive me. I’ve been able to touch the future, and I hope that the example that I have been, and will be, will make tomorrow a better place for all.”

October 19, 2011 · 4 Comments

Marketing and Kids: Can ethics beat out profit?

In this insightful article, David Sirota points out that since the 1970s consumer activists have had an on again off again battle with marketers on the issue of advertising to children. … Continue reading

October 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Positive Pick: Struggling with your Tween? Check out TweenParent.com!

As parents of tweens, those interesting years between approximately 8 or 10-12, we’re often left floundering for resources to help us understand the stages that our children are going through. … Continue reading

October 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Sexualization and Boys: Inside the Pressure Cooker

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

October 10, 2011 · 14 Comments

Be One of the Crazy Ones: Tribute to Steve Jobs

I wasn’t planning to write a tribute to Steve Jobs for my positive pick today. But, as the news of his death spreads around the globe, it seemed fitting to … Continue reading

October 7, 2011 · 3 Comments
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