Raising teenage daughters magazines? And Magz for girls where every image isn't anorexic! - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 9 Old 03-28-2013, 12:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
Sarahv38's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Why is it there are magazines for teen girls and the only content is fashion, who's famous, dating who etc... I see no holistic mags for teenage girls anywhere.  I also have been searching for mags for moms who are raising teenage girls... anything out there????  Anywhere!

Sarahv38 is offline  
#2 of 9 Old 03-29-2013, 09:59 PM
 
LLQ1011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,008
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

bump!

 

I would love to know too.

LLQ1011 is offline  
#3 of 9 Old 03-30-2013, 05:13 PM
 
One_Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 4,735
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
I would imagine there aren't many because the demand for that type of thing isn't there and probably never has been at rates that make a magaxine like that a sensible product to create.

National Geographic is always good whether you are a boy or girl. I always looked forward to getting that and Seventeen.

I was looking this up because my DD likes magazines and Teen Ink looked good because it is written by teens. Discovery Girls is targeted at tweens and young teens and might be good, it looked too immature for my dd's tastes. Susie magazine is a religious one for girls.
One_Girl is offline  
#4 of 9 Old 03-31-2013, 06:29 AM
 
mtiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,377
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My daughter liked Smithsonian, Discovery and Sports Illustrated...

mtiger is offline  
#5 of 9 Old 04-02-2013, 07:38 AM
 
whatsnextmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,950
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)

Magazines are sort of dying anyway. You really don't see teens in our area reading or talking about magazines like they did when I was a teen. When DD was younger, we had a subscription to National Geographic that the kids liked and was good for current event requirements at school. Otherwise, It's more about blogs or tumblrs now with the teens we known. My own DD follows a few specific to her interests (largely BBC shows like Dr. Who and Sherlock.) Obviously, age and safety will determine when you let your kid do that but for my 16-year-old, that's all she really needs. My 12-year-old DS enjoys Scientific America and Popular Mechanics but we only grab them on occasions... usually before plane trips or something like that. 


Married mom of two, DD 17 and DS 13.
whatsnextmom is online now  
#6 of 9 Old 04-09-2013, 12:08 PM
 
mamasee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 254
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I have the same question!  I've heard good things about Discovery Girls but have not tried it.  I just ordered a subscription to Oprah hoping that if it is around the house my teen might (might) read it and find some inspiration.

mamasee is offline  
#7 of 9 Old 04-12-2013, 08:01 PM
 
mamarhu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: dining at the restaurant at the end of the universe
Posts: 3,075
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)

My teens read adult magazines in their interests - Discover, National Geographic, Smithsonian, sewing, cooking and gardening mags, Scientific American, Psychology Today, The Economist, Utne Reader, I don't know what all else. We all love a family trip to a particular newsstand and a magazine shopping spree! Oh! And Mental Floss!
 


Rhu - mother,grandmother,daughter,sister,friend-foster,adoptive,and biological;not necessarily in that order. Some of it's magic, some of it's tragic, but I had a good life all the way (Jimmy Buffet)

mamarhu is online now  
#8 of 9 Old 04-20-2013, 10:41 PM
 
Wildflower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 813
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

New Moon Girls -- awesome positive mag for 8-14 I think

Rookie is a good online one for older teens

Wildflower is offline  
#9 of 9 Old 04-23-2013, 12:54 PM
 
onyxfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: TX
Posts: 59
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My DD had subscriptions to both New Moon and Discovery Girls through 11, although she was over them by 10.5. At 12, she would rather read Martha Stuart Living than either of those wink1.gif Magazines really are a dying thing, especially with kids and teens. Now, my DD just reads The Onion and Huffington Post online (which I think are a little mature for 12, but she is in middle school so it's unavoidable) but at least she's getting some kind of information about things besides celebrities and who they're cheating with (bleh). Honestly I would rather her read adult publications than what is offered to girls these days. Books are really the way to go.
onyxfire is offline  
Reply

Tags
Teens

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off