Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tween Magazine Review and Giveaway: Discovery Girls!

I vividly remember the years when I was a tween (between the ages of 8 and 13). I was so impressionable, and I longed for advice on subjects like clothes, hair, boys, puberty, and more. I didn’t have an older sister, and I was starting to get to the age where I didn’t always want to go to my mom. So, I often pored over magazines for information. Today, tween girls can get great info and guidance from Discovery Girls magazine! Their mission is “to inspire and encourage girls to be more confident and resilient and help them deal with those difficult situations that all girls run into growing up. We give them advice and wholesome content addressing everything from peer pressure, to hairstyles, to future careers.”

I really like that a lot of their content comes from other girls. Often, kids pay more heed to what their peers are saying than what adults tell them. It’s also comforting for tweens to find out that other girls are going through the same things they are and have the same questions. Discovery Girls even features “real girls” on their covers, not air-brushed celebrities who project an unrealistic image of beauty.

I had the opportunity to look through some recent issues of Discovery Girls, and they covered topics such as acne, teasing, friendship, embarrassing moments, lying and much more! The stories are presented in a way that appeals to young people, with lots of color, graphics, and quizzes, and minimal advertising. Articles range from the serious to the goofy, like Fun Pet Facts!

And Discovery Girls just released their special collector’s edition survival guide! It features 10 years of the best advice and stories from previous issues of Discovery Girls. This makes a great gift for girls who are just getting introduced to Discovery Girls and haven’t had the benefit of reading previous issues.

Discovery Girls even publishes books called Fab Girls Guides! Topics include Getting Through Tough Times, Friendship Hardship, Sticky Situations, and Getting Your Questions Answered. I have a copy of Fab Girls Guide to Getting Through Tough Times. It steers girls through issues related to friendship (rejection, bullying, etc.), family hardship (blended families, job loss, etc.), loss (crime, losing a parent, etc.), and other “dark times” (making amends, living with disability, etc.). It features personal stories from other teens and age-appropriate advice on getting through difficult times.

If you have a daughter, granddaughter or niece between the ages of 8 and 13, I highly recommend that you check out the Discovery Girls magazines and books. You can also visit the Discovery Girls website at http://discoverygirls.com/.

GIVEAWAY

Thanks to Discovery Girls, one lucky winner will receive a prize pack worth $70, which includes:

1) a one-year subscription to Discovery Girls magazine (6 issues; a $20 value)
2) 1 set of the Fab Girls Guides books by Discovery Girls (a $40 value)
3) 1 copy of the Collector’s Edition with 2 free gifts (a $10 value)

MANDATORY ENTRY: Simply leave a comment on this post sharing with whom you’d love to share Discovery Girls if you win! (No names are necessary; just “my daughter,” etc. is fine!)

After fulfilling the mandatory entry above, you can earn optional, additional entries if you:

- Follow @DGmagazine and @ParentingAuthor on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. You may tweet up to 3x a day. (Please space them at least an hour apart.) Leave a separate comment with the URL of each tweet. (1 entry per tweet) Sample tweet: Tween Magazine #Giveaway: Discovery Girls! 1-year subscription, special edition & 4 Fab Girls Guides! http://tinyurl.com/3f2ro2o @DGmagazine 7/13

- Like Discovery Girls on Facebook. (1 entry)

- Like Susan Heim on Parenting on Facebook and/or follow on Networked Blogs. (1 entry for each)

- Subscribe to Susan Heim on Parenting via email, RSS, Google Friend Connect and/or Kindle. Leave a comment for each subscription method. (1 entry for each subscription method for up to 4 entries)

- Place a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog and/or a text link on your blog roll. Post a comment with your blog’s URL. (1 entry for button; 1 entry for text link)

- Enter another current giveaway on Susan Heim on Parenting. (1 entry per giveaway entered)

One winner will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at 11:59 PM ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winner must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. Contest is open to US and Canadian residents only.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner, Marjorie!



DISCLOSURE: Thank you to Discovery Girls for providing product samples for this review and giveaway. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions are 100% mine.

173 comments:

  1. I would love a chance to win this super great giveaway for my granddaughter, she would love it.
    Thanks for hosting this excellent giveaway.

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  2. I liked Discovery Girls on facebook under Marjorie R.

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  3. I follow by networked blogs.

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  5. I follow by google reader as cenya2.

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  6. Anonymous12:54 PM

    My three daughters would love to receive the Discovery Girls give away. They are very close in age (twins 10 1/2 and another just turned 12). I think the topic they will find most interesting is anything regarding friendships. As a mom I can give them my advice but to take it is not always what they want to do.

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  7. I would share this with a coworker's daughter.

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  8. my niece mverno@roadrunner.com

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  9. I would share it with my daughter.

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  10. I like Discovery Girls on Facebook.

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  11. I like Susan Heim on Parenting on Facebook.

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  14. I would give this to my best friend's daughter.
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  18. I would love to win this for my 10 year old

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  31. Would love to win this for my nieces...

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  32. 7/3 http://twitter.com/#!/maryjaco1/status/87593169507713024

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  35. andalene11:53 AM

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  38. I'd like to win for my 10 yr old daughter

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  40. 7/5 10:44 pm
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  42. I'd share it with my niece.

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  43. I would love to win this for my daughter!!! =)
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  44. I follow Discovery Girls on Twitter!
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  53. I entered your Robi Comb Giveaway!
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  56. 7/7 6:41
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  57. I'd love to win this for my daughter Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

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  79. my daughter just turned 8 and it would be the perfect win for her

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  80. following @DGmagazine and @ParentingAuthor on twitter @left_the_stars
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  81. I like Discovery Girls Magazine on facebook (Louis Here)

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  91. 7/10 : Good morning 8:52 am
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  92. I'd love to win this for my daughters!

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  93. I like Discovery Girls on FB.

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  97. Hi, I'd love to share Discovery Girls with my daughter.
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  98. I like Discovery Girls on Facebook (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
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  99. I like Susan Heim on Parenting on Facebook (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
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  105. 7/11 https://twitter.com/#!/maryjaco1/status/90553575666745344

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  106. I would give this to my daughter.

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  107. I liked Discovery Girls Magazine on FB!

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  118. also entering the wayfinder giveaway
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  119. Anonymous2:04 PM

    I would love to win this for my older daughter. she would love this. She is in that tween stage now. trishbazin(at)yahoo.com

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  120. I'd share this with my daughter.
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  121. I would share this with my daughter.
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  122. https://twitter.com/#!/maryjaco1/status/90937089889280000

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  123. Anonymous8:38 PM

    This would be for my nieces!

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  124. april bever9:31 PM

    This would be for my daughter

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  125. This would definitely be for my daughter

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  126. Anonymous12:08 AM

    My niece would love this.
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  127. Debbie Kennedy8:19 AM

    I would love to give this to my daughter.
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  128. Anonymous10:13 AM

    My oldest daughter is ten and would love this - she often reads it in the liabrary if she has time. She has Aspergers and a magazine like this could really help her - with looking at how people behave ect.
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  130. Anonymous10:21 AM

    I like Discovery Girls Magazine on FB as Tracy Taylor
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  131. My 2 girls would enjoy it. Thank you!
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  132. I'm a google follower! crystalf
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  133. I follow (happi shopr) and would love it for my nieces. trinitygsd at yahoo dot ocm

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  134. if i won, i would share this with our daughter
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  135. Anonymous3:19 PM

    I would share it with my daughter.
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  136. I keep hopeing!
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  146. I would love to share Discovery Girls with my Nieces

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  153. My 4 daughters :)

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  157. Fingers crossed
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  158. I would love to win this magazine for my daughter who loves to read! Thanks for the chance!

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  159. I follow @DGmagazine and @ParentingAuthor on Twitter and I Tweeted this giveaway
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  160. I follow Discovery Girls on FB

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  165. I'd love to share discovery Girls with my daughter, C!

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  167. I'd share this with the kinder. Thanks!
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  168. I like Discovery Girls on Facebook
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