Guest Blogger

Kimberly Wolf, M.Ed.

Kimberly Wolf, M.Ed.

Kimberly is the Founder of, an online platform delivering integrative health, beauty, and lifestyle information to adolescent girls. Meeting girls "where they are," on their smartphones, tablets, and laptops, ShimmerTeen offers girls opportunities to explore their most pressing and private questions on topics including mental health, sexual health, relationships, and body image.

Kimberly graduated from Brown University, where her senior thesis exploring the history and evolution of sexual health content in girls’ magazines earned honors in Women’s Studies. She also holds a master’s degree in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied adolescent health communication.

As a national speaker, she has addressed communities at middle and high schools, conferences, and universities including Cornell, UCLA, and UCSB. She has been quoted on, WebMD and

For more from Kimberly:
Twitter: @kimmyswolf
Twitter: @ShimmerTeen
Facebook: ShimmerTeen


Blog Posts by Kimberly Wolf, M.Ed.

  • Three teenage girls at a spa with cucumbers on their eyes

    Want to Boost Your Daughter’s Body Image? Some Helpful Resources

    Parents often ask me how they can help their girls develop healthy self-images. In a media-driven society that sexualizes young women, values beauty above all else, and glorifies virtually unattainable appearances, building body confidence in our young people can feel impossible. However, despite the negative societal forces acting on our girls, we have the power […]

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  • Five teenage girls take a selfie

    5 Tips to Help Teen Girls Deal with Today’s “Compare and Despair” Mentality

    In a culture in which mass media promotes doctored and unrealistic images of beauty, girl-against-girl bullying is prevalent, and social media encourages a “compare and despair” mentality, how can we protect and promote our girls’ self-confidence? How can we combat the negative social influences acting on the next generation? True confidence can come from adopting […]

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  • Two girls look at cell phone and gosip

    A New Study’s Surprising Revelations About Sexting

    If you have a teenage daughter, you’ve probably read some articles, had some back-to-school-night discussions, or talked with fellow parents about the uneasy topic of sexting. In an age where the Internet “never forgets” and media-savvy universities and potential employers turn their eyes to Google in vetting applicants, girls can jeopardize their futures in a […]

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  • Three teenage girls typing on smartphones at a tennis court

    4 Ways Media Can Enrich Your Daughter’s Life

    We’re accustomed to critiquing the media, especially when it comes to adolescent girls. We can point to it as a cause of low self-esteem and poor body image. We can lament the fact that ever-present smartphones, tablets, and laptops distract young women from the kinds of in-person interactions we know form the foundation for life’s […]

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  • Baby Apps: Why the Smart Phone is a New Mom’s Best Friend

    Baby Apps: Why the Smart Phone is a New Mom’s Best Friend

    The good news is that smart phone apps can help you when others are not around, in ways you might not have even imagined.

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