Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

See what girls say about STEM

March 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

When Love Hurts: Talking about Teen Dating Violence

When I was about 15, I remember a close friend of mine suddenly becoming withdrawn. Her usual cheerful and social nature changed to a quiet, secretive one. She wouldn’t change … Continue reading

February 14, 2012 · 2 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

Tips for Talking with Kids about Sex

The main point is to see sexuality as a normal, natural part of life and development. Your child is a little person with an emerging sense of sexuality. Don’t be afraid of that, instead, approach those feelings and thoughts just like you do with anything else that they’re learning. When you think of it that way, it helps you take advantage of natural opportunities for conversation and sharing of information with your child.

February 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

See It and Be It: Finding Meaning in Pain

Recently, I was working to raise awareness about a key issue that I felt was leading to unfair treatment of many and to inappropriate decisions being made. As I talked … Continue reading

December 17, 2011 · 2 Comments

Positive Pick: Struggling with your Tween? Check out TweenParent.com!

As parents of tweens, those interesting years between approximately 8 or 10-12, we’re often left floundering for resources to help us understand the stages that our children are going through. … Continue reading

October 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

I am My Daughters’ Mother

This week I am in a workshop learning how to use digital storytelling. Over the course of the training session, each participant was asked to write a brief story about … Continue reading

August 17, 2011 · Leave a comment
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