Author Archive: Kimberly Spector Wolf

Kimberly Wolf, M.Ed. is the founder of Girlmentum Media, Inc. and ShimmerTeen.com, a health, wellness, and lifestyle site for teenage girls. Her dynamic experience as a teacher, mentor, and media executive gives her particular insight into finding, creating, and communicating engaging information to tees. She has worked with teen-focused organizations such as TeenLine, StepUp Women’s Network, and WriteGirl, and she has worked in cause marketing for companies including Jesse Dylan’s Wondros (formerly FreeForm) and TeenLife Media.

Kimberly graduated from Brown University with honors in Women’s Studies. She also holds an M.Ed. in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

She has been quoted on CNN.com, WebMD, and Health.com (under her maiden name, Kimberly Spector). As a national speaker, she has addressed communities at Cornell University, Brentwood School’s “It’s Our Turn” Young Women’s Conference, and individual middle and high schools.

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The Reality of Reality TV

The Reality of Reality TV

| September 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

In recent years, reality TV shows have skyrocketed in popularity in two main categories: competitions and documentaries following stars’ everyday lives. Shows like The Voice, America’s Next Top Model, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, and anything with a Kardashian headliner have become some of the most widely watched shows for the teen demographic—and some of […]

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Volunteer Profile: Simone Bernstein

Volunteer Profile: Simone Bernstein

Moira Bernstein wasn’t surprised when her daughter, Simone, started her own non-profit business at the age of 17. Throughout Simone’s childhood in St. Louis, Moira and her husband, Brad, stressed the importance of service, both through example and by actively raising their children’s awareness of social issues in the community. Each contributed significant time to the […]

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How to Be Your Teen’s Best Driving Coach

How to Be Your Teen’s Best Driving Coach

| November 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you are a parent with a driving-age teen, you are probably terrified at the thought of your child behind the wheel. Maybe you’ve read the statistics. Had some frightening conversations with other parents. Or the mere experience of having your teen back the car out of your driveway was enough to scare you.

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Gold Medals and Growing Up Female: What the Olympics Can Teach Girls

Gold Medals and Growing Up Female: What the Olympics Can Teach Girls

| August 14, 2012 | 1 Comment

This was a landmark Olympics for America’s female competitors. They made up the majority of athletes representing the U.S and took home more than half of the U.S.  medals, including 29 of our 46 golds. As NPR put it, “If American women had competed as their own country, they would have tied for third in […]

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The Benefits of Academic Mentoring: Inspiring Teens’ Emotional, Social, and Academic Success

The Benefits of Academic Mentoring: Inspiring Teens’ Emotional, Social, and Academic Success

From the first days of high school and often earlier, teens and their parents are keenly aware of the expectations and pressure on students to achieve, to get into the “best” colleges, to get on a path to a successful career. Simultaneously, at a time in life when teens can use advice more than ever, […]

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Healthy Test Prep: What Teens Can Do to Improve Test Day Performance

Healthy Test Prep: What Teens Can Do to Improve Test Day Performance

| November 4, 2011 | 1,595 Comments

Preparing for an exam–be it a reading quiz, a physics midterm, or the SAT–is a multifaceted process.  Memorizing material and mastering concepts in the most efficient, effective ways and performing well on test day involves study skills, time management, nutrition, sleep, and stress relief–all interconnected factors. Below, you’ll find some of the best tips to […]

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