Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Dad and Daughter Star Wars Costumes: Guess who’s Princess Leia?

I love this story from The Good Men Project. A little girl saw Star Wars for the first time and was enchanted. Who did she want to be for Halloween? … Continue reading

October 28, 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

Join our alliance #BraveGirlsWant!

  We are a group of allies who believe that together, we can change our girls’ fates. Join us on the Brave Girls Want website, become part of this community … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Positive Pick: Lottie Doll is a fashion doll you can feel good about!

Today I want to share a product with you that I think you’ll love. It’s the Lottie doll by Arklu. Arklu is in what they describe as a David versus … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · 11 Comments

Tips for Starting Off the New School Year Right

Ah, the beginning of a new school year. There’s excitement, anticipation, anxiety, fear, and everything in between. As parents and children prepare for the new school year, here are some … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · 5 Comments

Mr. Rogers Remix: Television that promotes learning, creativity, and social skills

I love this remix of Fred Rogers’ work. What made Mr. Rogers special was his ability to bring deep knowledge about education and child development and learning into the mainstream … Continue reading

June 9, 2012 · 8 Comments

Learning to Flourish

“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 · 3 Comments
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