Discovery GirlsDiscovery Girls Magazine uses real girls on the cover and inside. No models, just real girls. Girls that our tweens and tweens can relate to and see every day at school. That is the biggest reason I am going to purchase a Discovery Girls subscription for my 12-year-old.

Discovery Girls Magazine June Junly 2011

Discovery Girls for Tweens

I was very impressed with Discovery Girls after reading the June/July 2011 issue and the 10 year Collector’s Edition, but I knew the real test would be whether my 12-year-old daughter and her friends liked the magazine. I gave the Discovery Girls magazine to my daughter and asked her to look through it and give it back to me with her thoughts. A few days later, I asked her why she didn’t give me back the Discovery Girls magazine yet and she said because she isn’t done reading it. She said there were so many good articles that she needed more time. There’s your answer!

Started By A Mom

I decided to do a bit of research on the Discovery Girls Magazine and found that it was started by a mom who had a tween daughter. She looked for a resource for her daughter who was heading into middle school and she found none. So, she started Discovery Girls magazine herself. I found the video above and I was hooked.

It is very important for my daughters to feel like they are not alone. While I would like to think they will always come to me, I know that won’t always happen. They will turn to their friends, TV, magazines and books. That is why I feel it is important for me to offer her resources that I can trust. Discovery Girls is a magazine that I am happy to let my tween read.

Discovery Girls Books

Discovery Girls Friendship HardshipIn addition to the magazine, Discovery Girls has published a series of survival guides, Fab Girls Guide to…. I received the Friendship Hardship book which is perfect. I learned a lot by reading it. Both my daughters have had their share of friendship woes already (at ages 12 & 7.) It is hard to give advice that is age appropriate. I really want to tell them to suck it up and not let everyone influence them so much. But that is me at 43 talking. To them at that moment, it feels like the world is coming down around them. The Friendship Hardship book is one we are keeping out for further reference!

The other 3 FabGirls Guides are:

Sticky SituationsGetting Through Tough Times Discovery GirlsDiscovery Girls Getting Your Questions Answered

The Discovery Girls Magazine’s mission is, “To connect girls to one another during a sometimes difficult time so they know that they are  not alone as well as:

  • To encourage you to love all that you are
  • To further your independence through a belief in your own abilities
  • To guide you through the most difficult of times
  • To excite you with choices you never knew you had
  • To give you a voice

If you have tween girls (10 and up), the Discovery Girls Magazine is one you can feel comfortable giving to them to read. You can check out the Discovery Girls website and blog for further information and some sample articles.

Discovery Girls Giveaway

I have a Discovery Girls gift pack to give to one (1) lucky reader. The gift pack includes:

  • 1 certificate for a one year subscription to the magazine (6-issues)
  • 1 four-book set of our Fab Girls Guides
  • 1 copy of our special Collector’s Edition set to hit newsstands June 28th (a super-sized issue that celebrates our 10 years)

Survival Guides

To Enter – Tell me one thing you know now that you wish you knew when you were a tween. The giveaway will end on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 10:00 pm ET. I will randomly choose 1 winner using “And The Winner Is” plugin. The winner will be notified by email so be sure to include it in your comments below. The winner will have 24 hours to reply via email or I will choose another winner.

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Disclosure: This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. I received the Discovery Girls June/July 2011 issue, 10 Years Collector’s Edition and Friendship Hardship book in exchange for this review. All opinions are 100% my own.

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