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    Default Dolly Magazine subscription - safe for 12 year old?

    Hi All

    I am considering buying my almost 12 year old a subscription to Dolly. She starts high school next year and has started developing etc.

    We have always had an open relationship so she is well informed about puberty, sex etc.

    I am trying to decide if it is an appropriate gift for her and wondering when people let their teens/ tweens start reading these mags.

    I know for me it was first year of high school but I was a year older than her. I also know that the magazine helped me know what was and what wasn't normal and therefore when to say something to my doctor or parents and wonder if DD will be like me and just assume somethings are normal.

    What do you all think? I am sorry if this has been raised before, a quick search was more comments within threads rather than something more specific. Also, apologies if I have posted this in the wrong spot.

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    Only you know if it is appropriate for your child. I would assume by your post that she is mature for her age? I would tell her though that they are for reading at home only and not to be taken to school or shown to other friends. Some parents might not appreciate their children reading the magazine. I bought a subscription for my step daughter. She was 14 though.

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

    Great idea for that age. I remember learning heaps from that mag. Doll doctor especially.
    She will learn a lot about orgasms etc too which may be iffy for some but she will learn all of that in the school yard anyway.

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    The information in the mag is explicit but at least it is accurate.

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    Default Dolly Magazine subscription - safe for 12 year old?

    Quote Originally Posted by threechooks View Post
    The information in the mag is explicit but at least it is accurate.
    Yep. I read it as a teen and the information is safer and more accurate than a girl reading it on a forum or hearing it from other friends.

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    I bought a subscription for my niece's 12th bday (after discussion with her mum) and she loves it. From reading through it a bit I think it seems fine but agree with pp that it shouldn't be taken to school.

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    Default Dolly Magazine subscription - safe for 12 year old?

    I think dolly or girlfriend magazines are great for that age I wasn't allowed dolly til I was 13/14 but I still loved girlfriend magazine.

    I would buy a subscription for DD if its still around when she turns that age.

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    Default Dolly Magazine subscription - safe for 12 year old?

    Ahhhh the memories!!

    Dolly understood me at 12 years of age! Great gift

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    I agree with the other mums Good idea to have a read of what it's like these days - if it's anything like it was in the early 90s when I was reading it, then she's going to love it! So titillating and yet so factual! I loved all the hush-hush conversations in the school yard my friends and I would have about what we'd read (we were such experts) and how we'd let the boys read it in the hope they'd think we were so grown up and worldly to be reading about such matters (and then, you know, ask us out...).
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    I don't let my girls read it but each to their own.


 

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