Friday, October 23, 2015

BYOU Be Your Own You Magazine for teens and tweens Review + a subscription giveaway #giveaway @byoumagazine

If you have a tween girl you know just how challenging everything can be these days. The ages from 8-14 come with so many changes for girls. Many of the role models, magazines and social networks out there have a lot of information that is just not so suitable for their consumption. What is a mama to do that is looking for some good reading material to feed to her tweens? I am not talking about food either, I am referring to information and entertainment. BYOU Magazine offers a great solution! I like that the magazine bridges a wide range of ages and the stories are great for girls from pre-teen to teenagers. Each issue of the magazine kept her occupied for hours between the articles, the B-Smart puzzles, exercises and games to work on your brain and the crafts. She really loved the crafts...each issue has a seasonally appropriate craft that is not too complicated but interesting enough to keep their attention for a while.

BYOU channels positive messages of self esteem and sprinkles them gently throughout the magazine. BYOU shares lots of great positive entertainment models and blends the stories with education, crafts and fun along with a bit of silliness to balance it all out. The ultimate goal is to empower girls to make their own decisions and to make positive choices.  I love how they seek out healthy role models that teens and tweens look up to and feature them in articles.   BYOU touches on real issues that catch the interest of girls like my daughter. They address those things that they want answers to like how to manage a bully or what to do with friendship issues.  They also focus on staying healthy and moving your body.  The whole essence of the magazine is structured around positivity but in a way that is colorful and keeps their attention.

My tween really enjoyed the issues of the magazine that we received.  Each issue featured covers with teen celebrities like Kelli Berglund. Kelli shared her experiences and positive messages about how she lives her life. My daughter recognized and knew all the celebrities. I was impressed with the stories and the positive role models. The stories and tips the celebrities shared were positive and reaffirmed the ideals we teach in our own home. They all focused on education, personal achievement and following a straight path. The stories and interviews were upbeat and lighthearted...the messages came across in a friendly manner. BYOU magazine is a great resource for tween and teen girls for fun stuff too. Issues had age-appropriate crafts that my daughter loved the B Smart puzzles and quizzes. Those are always a hit...I remember loving puzzles and quizzes in my own teen magazines. It is fun to see the results! 

You can find out more by checking out BYOU Magazine online or checking out an issue in your local bookstore. You can subscribe annually for $17.97 a year or save by getting a two year subscription. You can even choose a digital subscription for less on the BYOU site.  Meanwhile, don't forget to enter my Rafflecopter giveaway for an annual subscription to BYOU magazine.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Ann Fantom said...

My daughter will like reading about the celebrities.

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Anonymous said...

probably the stories, and any little crafts