Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Discovery Girls Magazine Review

Young girls today are bombarded with images of half naked pop tarts who are painfully thin and usually receive negative media attention for bad behavior.  It can be difficult to find a positive influence on our daughters so that they don't grow up thinking the only way they can be happy is if they are waif thin, rocking a mini-skirt and baring a mid-riff.  It's scary and it's unnecessary.

This is where Discovery Girls magazine comes in.  Discovery Girls magazine is aimed at girls aged 8-13 and it encourages them to be confident and resilient while helping them to work through difficult situations that young girls run into growing up, such as peer-pressure, friendship, and thinking about their future.  Also, the girls on the cover and in the magazine are real girls.  Not scantily clad models or actresses, but real girls from a specific state.

Much of the content comes from girl's themselves, including their embarrassing moments and questions they have on their mind.  I received some free copies of the magazine and I think it's just what today's girls need...to know that there are other girls out there sharing in similar situations and troubles in their own way.  It addresses real issues such as, self-confidence, how to be a good friend, and what to do if your parent's don't like your friends.  It addresses real issues in an appropriate fashion.

Check out Discovery Girls magazine for the girls in your life and stay tuned because we have some more awesome stuff coming up from Discovery Girls.
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Rachel said...

What a great idea! It is so hard to even buy appropriate clothing for girls that age! I took my then 12 year old niece bathing suit shopping two summers ago and was shocked at what was on display in the store for CHILDREN her age. It was frankly a bit disgusting, very discouraging and in my opinion highly inappropriate. And by the way we were shopping at Target and Wal Mart not Justice or something like that!!

Alex said...

Wow! I wish that magazine would have been around when I was that age. Its refreshing to see a magazine do something different and show girls that you don't have to be half naked and super thin to be liked.

Great post!

K A B L O O E Y said...

That sounds like a terrific magazine. Wish there was a Discovery Girls Jr. for my six year old.

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