Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

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

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

Positive Pick: Princess Free Zone

Looking for something new and different for your kids? Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to find cute clothes for girls that don’t have characters from TV shows … Continue reading

September 30, 2011 · 3 Comments

Girl-Caught & Day of the Girl: Be a Part of the Solution

In an effort to give consumers a more defined voice, New Moon Girls is launching Girl-Caught!  I love this campaign for a few reasons. First of all, it’s fun and creative, … Continue reading

September 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Positive Pick: Shaping Youth Says, Media Change Your Influence!

Amy Jussel of Shaping Youth posted this thorough argument for why media needs to change its influence as well as sharing some great positive picks. Read on to see what Amy … Continue reading

September 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

Positive Pick: Pigtail Pals “Pretty’s got nothing to do with it” Tee Rocks!

Okay, I am too excited about this brand new positive pick to wait until Friday! In response to several companies who have marketed products that sell girls short, Melissa Wardy … Continue reading

September 1, 2011 · 3 Comments

Positive Activism: Create, talk back, make your voice heard

If you’ve read this blog very often, you know from previous posts that I love fun, creative ways of getting out positive messages and challenging sexualized messages.  I want to … Continue reading

August 15, 2011 · Leave a comment
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