Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Surrounded by Knotty Pine/ MA
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Dd just turned 13, and she's become very interested in fashion. She wants a subscription to Teen Vogue. We've had long conversations about the media's promotion of unhealthy body types, anorexia, and an unachievable standard of beauty, and she understands, doesn't buy into it, but I still don't think it's a good idea to have it in her home (I know she's being barraged from other quarters).
On the other hand, I don't want to squash her interests either-- partly because I know it'll just fuel the fire. I also know I'm going to have bigger battles than this. I'm thinking of letting her pay for the subscription, reading it with her, and talking about it. I'm even thinking of having her write a monthly response to an article of her choice. She likes to write, so she wouldn't consider it a punishment. I think it might be a way to be in critique mode while she's reading it. She has a subscription to New Moon. Maybe she could compare them.
Any other ideas?
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