Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

What is exceptional teaching?

Exceptional teaching provides structured opportunities for both students and the teacher to hear one’s inner voice and understand one’s calling. Aside from being the executive director of a center for … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Does Sexy Media Matter?

Last month I gave a TEDx talk at my university. I talked about my research into Sexualized media and how it effects children and adolescents. It was so fun to … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

To My Daughter on Her 12th birthday

It seems like yesterday that I was holding you as a newborn, warm and soft with a head full of dark hair. You were so tiny, so dependent on me … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

No Surprise: Disney Princesses Lose Their Voices

The Washington Post recently published an article about an interesting line of research out of the field of linguistics. The research, done by linguists Carmen Fought and Karen Eisenhauer, analyzed the … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

Children are people, too

This past week I was talking with my Child Psychology class about how the way we see children impacts the way we think about their development. We looked at a … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Building Sexual Self-Efficacy with Middle School Kids

Sexual self-efficacy grows in importance as your children get older. Middle school is an important time to begin to build skills that your child will use later in life to … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Building Sexual Self-Efficacy with Elementary Aged Children

When it comes to building sexual self-efficacy with elementary school aged children, it’s important to think about a few things. Remember, in late elementary school, children may begin to experience … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment
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