Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

The Importance of Fathers

I regularly hold a debate with my university students to respond to the question, “Are Father’s Necessary?” Every time we discuss this, there is at least one student who talks … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · 8 Comments

Let’s Hook-Up? We’re not Buying SuddenLink’s Sexualized Ad

On most Fridays, I like to post positive picks with products and marketing campaigns that provide positive messages to children and adolescents. But something got under my skin enough today … Continue reading

August 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Girls are Flirty and Boys are Proud? Objectification, Anyone?

My middle school daughter was shopping today and she came home with these photos from an in-store advertising campaign. Notice the difference between the ads directed at girls versus those … Continue reading

August 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

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

Percy Jackson vs Transformers 3: Media Messages and Boys

This article is cross posted from the blog Marketing, Media, and Childhood written by Erin McNeill. I’ve been exploring the messages that media sends to boys about what it means to … Continue reading

August 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Boy-vs-World

I recently talked about the Greatness Book for Boys. One of my pet peeves is when children are told that there is a certain range of interests that are for … Continue reading

July 27, 2011 · 5 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
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