Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Tips for Starting Off the New School Year Right

Ah, the beginning of a new school year. There’s excitement, anticipation, anxiety, fear, and everything in between. As parents and children prepare for the new school year, here are some … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · 5 Comments

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

Sexualization: Real or Imagined Problem?

There has been quite a bit of debate over the issue of the sexualization of children recently due to the report Letting Children Be Children having been released by the … Continue reading

June 20, 2011 · 4 Comments

Week of the Young Child: Tips for Cherishing the Moment

Sunday began the Week of the Young Child. I believe that I have officially moved out of this phase as a mother, as my baby is turning 7 years old … Continue reading

April 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Personal Awakening: I may never be ideal, but I can be healthy

My personal journey in realizing that life is too short to spend our precious time and energy obsessing over attaining a shape or weight that may be completely unrealistic.Our health is a precious commodity. Don’t take it for granted. Embrace the strength and health that you have everyday and encourage your children to do the same.

April 8, 2011 · 1 Comment
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