Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

New Year Reflection: Live your Life Fully

A few weeks ago, I was listening to my colleague, Randy Harris. He was talking about life, this strange and wonderful experience that we share. Randy said something that really … Continue reading

March 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

See It and Be It: Overcoming Tragedy and Finding Hope

Serge’s message to children and adolescents, “Fight hard to unite the whole world. The past must teach us but it must not affect us negatively. We as human should continue to love one another for the sake of making a better world for the generation to come to enjoy.”

March 12, 2012 · 6 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

The Power of Community: Defining Ourselves and Our Value

One of the most powerful forces that influences child development, aside from family, is community. Using Bronfenbrenner’s theory of development, we can see that communities, ranging from soccer teams to … Continue reading

November 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Positive Activism: Create, talk back, make your voice heard

If you’ve read this blog very often, you know from previous posts that I love fun, creative ways of getting out positive messages and challenging sexualized messages.  I want to … Continue reading

August 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

About Face asks: Does Seventeen Magazine Honor its Body Peace Project?

A B O U T – F A C E — blog » Seventeen doesn’t stick to its own “Body Peace Project” terms. In this post, About Face questions the … Continue reading

July 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

Part 1-Fun Strategies For Kids: Deconstructing Advertisements

In this recent blog post, Marina Del Vecchio shares a few advertisements that are the direct opposite of those that we’ve been seeing from Candie’s. Whereas Candie’s ads are all … Continue reading

May 13, 2011 · 2 Comments
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