Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Katniss Everdeen: The First Post-Girl Power Hero

I loved this thoughtful article about Katniss from Rebecca Hains, a media studies professor who writes about children and media. I have cross posted it with her gracious permission. Rebecca’s … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · 7 Comments

Positive Activism Ideas: More Fun Ways to Slam Media and Marketers Sexualizing Kids

In the post linked below,  Amy Jussel of Shaping Youth shows how New Moon Girls has come up with a virtual sticker, similar to those I advocated in the post … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

Positive Activity for Kids and Adults: Writing Your Own Once Upon a Time Story

Disney will be coming out with a new Princess, this one is younger and directed primarily at the pre-k audience. One has to ask, do we really need a new … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · 5 Comments

See what girls say about STEM

March 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Positive Pick: Princess Recovery a great book for parents of girls

 In my positive pick today, I wanted to tell you about a book that was recently released by Dr. Jennifer L. Hartstein. Dr. Hartstein is a psychologist who works with … Continue reading

February 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Positive Pick: Hugo a Movie Full of Magic

Hugo Movie Trailer It can be difficult to find movies that are affirming for both boys and girls, and it is a rare film today that captures the imagination and … Continue reading

December 12, 2011 · 3 Comments

Positive Pick: Girl Power Toolkit Provides Inspiration and Critical Thinking Tips

I’ve talked about 7wonderlicious in my positive picks before. But, Ines has outdone herself this time with the wonderful Girl Power Toolkit. This toolkit contains three complimentary components that build … Continue reading

November 4, 2011 · 2 Comments
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