my niece is 11 and i would love to get her a magazine subscription that's sort of like mothering, actually but for preteens. you know, earthy and not all about materialistic crap. does such a thing exist? lol
New Moon Girls magazine is about helping girls discover and honor their true selves, engage in meaningful pursuits and dialogue, and express their voices in ways that matter.
I love new moon.... I begged my mom for a subscription and she finally gave it and was happy she did!
If your daughter is looking for something a little more "mainstream" to fit in a little (without the crazy model-esque yuckiness) you can try Girls Life or American Girl. I read these when I was younger and loved them. A lot of the more "mainstream" girls read them too, so I was still able to fit in with my peers.
Kourtney, happily married to my soldier and raising ds 7/08 .... dd 7/10..... and ds 11/11
*lurking b/c mine isn't quite in this category yet but is starting to head that way developmentally so I'm preparing myself*
Is New Moon worth the price tag? My oldest is going to be 8 in April and I'd like to move her past Highlights then and into a more "grown up" variety of magazine. She really likes my BH&G mags and wants something that looks more like an adult magazine, so she's ready to move up a bit. I want her to be confident in her individuality, and what I'm seeing on their site looks like this may be a good fit for our family but I hesitate at the cost (and I'd do the 2 year instead of the 1 year to save a little, with 4 kids we're going to end up spending a LOT on things and I don't see my girls so far being willing to share the magazine subscriptions we do have right now so I doubt they'll share so readily in a few years unless they all have different mags that they can swap).
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I second this without reservation.
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We get New Moon, AG, and Discovery Girls (http://www.discoverygirls.com/). Of them, my dd (12.5) has gotten AG the longest, and looks forward to it the most, but DG is coming close. She doesn't LOVE NM, but will read it when the others are done. She's a reluctant reader, and New Moon is more about stories than how-to's and quick facts. The others have both. HTH!
If you're looking for amazing quality and no ads, you should check out the Cricket publishing magazines:
For age 11, I'd recommend Muse or Odyssey.
love the cricket mags, too. maybe i'll check out those if my niece doesn't like new moon. so far, though, i think she's digging it.
If your girl is artistic or stylish, another option is Kiki magazine. My 13 year old really enjoys it, especially the art and design portions. I like that it incorporates style, like the more mainstream teen mags, but isn't sexy.