Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Does Media Matter: Media and Perception of Reality

Have you ever noticed that when you watch the news a lot, which is filled with reports of crime and violence, you suddenly become very paranoid, convinced that you would … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 12 Comments

Screen-Free Week is Here!

Did you know that it’s been estimated that children between 8-18 spend almost 11 hours a day engaging with media (Rideout et al., 2010)? Adolescents who consume media most heavily … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Positive Pick: Smart Girls at the Party

Do you know about Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls at the Party? If you have teen or tween girls or you are a teen or tween girl, you will love this … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 3 Comments

Teaching Kids to Serve: Towards a vision of self as world changer

; ; This past week-end, some friends and I who work with a group of 6th grade girls hosted a sleepover for them. In the midst of swimming, a service … Continue reading

September 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Gendered Marketing and Children: Why does it matter?

  A comment I heard recently made me think about the consequences of living with stereotype threat. We were discussing the ways that stereotype threat affects kids. One woman said … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Letting Go of Perfect

This past couple of weeks have been big ones for my family, and for me as a mother. My oldest daughter became a teenager, embarking on a course that she’s … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · 10 Comments

See It and Be It: Exploring the World with a Conservation Scientist!

I met Heather Reed through my Facebook Page, Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker’s Operation Transformation. I often talk about women and girls and the fields of science, engineering, technology, and math. What … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · 1 Comment
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