Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Cyberbullying: Boys vs Girls

My guest post today is from Collett Smart of Family Smart. Collett provides positive solutions for families in all different areas.   Collett has been working with children and their … Continue reading

August 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

Positive Pick: Encouraging Healthy Eating

Our family has been using the Today I Ate a Rainbow Chart and we are loving it! The Rainbow Kit comes with a chart like the one pictured above, 4 sets … Continue reading

August 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

Positive Pick: Go!Go!SportsGirls

One of the things that I advocate for both adults and children is becoming a media critic. A critic not only points out negative media products and messages, but also … Continue reading

July 29, 2011 · 2 Comments

Harry Potter Proves It: Kids Want Quality Entertainment

Along with just about everyone else, my older daughters and I recently saw the last Harry Potter film. We’ve enjoyed reading these books and seeing the films over the past … Continue reading

July 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Healthy Sexuality and Children

How To Model Healthy Sexuality for Our Daughters : Ms Magazine Blog. In the article linked above, Joyce McFadden, psychoanalyst and author of Your Daughter’s Bedroom: Insights for Raising Confident Women, shares … Continue reading

July 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

Teens Under Stress

As we discuss the concept of objectification, I will try to provide some ideas for helping children and adolescents cope with the pressures that they encounter. One of my favorite … Continue reading

July 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Kids & Friends: The Power of Friendship

Today I was struck by the beautiful power of friendship. Our family moved to a foreign country for over half a year, to a place where we didn’t know any … Continue reading

June 15, 2011 · 2 Comments
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