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    Default Re: Dolly Magazine subscription - safe for 12 year old?

    Hehe, that brought back a fond memory as I was never allowed to read it as a teenager. I remember when I was about 14 or 15, a new family moved into our culdesac and the daughter who was 2 year older than me and had Dolly magazines and I remember borrowing them from her.

    My parents were protective and never talked about puberty, periods, sex etc. I learnt it all from friends and Dolly!

    If you are open about these things already, I say go for it!

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    Default Dolly Magazine subscription - safe for 12 year old?

    Thanks all... I certainly remember giggling over dolly doctor at the back of the classroom great point about being conscious that other parents may not allow their children to read the mag, might buy one this weekend and have a flick through

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    I used to sneak into my sister's room and steal her Dolly magazines when she wasn't home lol. I would have been around 12 at the time I think, and I turned out ok As someone else said at least they are getting accurate information about sex/drugs/etc and not just picking things up in the playground. I think that having a good knowledge of sex from a young age allowed me to make better decisions for myself as an older teenager/adult. I think its fine if you think your daughter is mature enough.

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    Default Dolly Magazine subscription - safe for 12 year old?

    We (my school friends and I) used to always go to the school library (in year seven) and read all the dolly magazines there, eventually I asked mum to buy me them and she did. So yeah they're safe haha

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    It's amazing with so much online that Dolly has survived. I really hope when my DD is 12/13 it's still around and I can buy it for her - I looooooved Dolly when I was that age - nearly 30 years ago!

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    Nope, wouldn't even consider it. The last time I picked up a Dolly magazine (albeit many years ago now!) they were promoting things like 'how to make your boyfriend happy'.

    Yeah... Not for a tween. I know kids are doing things earlier these days but honestly I don't think they need to see that stuff any earlier than they already do.

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    Default Dolly Magazine subscription - safe for 12 year old?

    I loved dolly as a 12 year old. I was a mature kid and in all honesty it was good to read accurate information rather than listening to many of the misconceptions I heard at school.

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    Default Dolly Magazine subscription - safe for 12 year old?

    I loved that magazine at that age!

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    I agree about it being a good idea to get accurate information at that age, I just worry about the side of it that is all about making yourself beautiful and the "what boys like so you can change yourrself to suit" type stuff. They of course dont say it like that but too much of that type of stuff can distort a young girls perception of herself. That being said, I havent read it in awhile. I agree with getting one to pre-read to enable you to make an informed choice.

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    Just keep in mind that the subscriptions don't come with the gifts each month on the cover

    My 15yo DD was disappointed each month when she saw what 'free' gifts she was missing out on at the checkout.


 

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