Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Product Review: BYOU Magazine for Girls


BYOU Magazine for girls ages 8-14.  

December 2012/January 2013 Issue of BYOU Magazine

BYOU ‘Be Your Own You!’ Magazine is a magazine for "tween" girls between the ages of 8-14.  BYOU focuses on providing the message of positive self esteem and to empower them to become a positive force in tomorrow's world.  BYOU offers a balance of entertainment (note Olivia Holt, teen star, on the cover), education, and fun that will hopefully make a long-lasting and powerful impact on the self-esteem of girls.   BYOU features stories and information on current topics and challenges that girls face today (such as bullying, body image, and friendships),  popular teen/tween celebrities who are positive role models and making a difference in the world, and throughout the whole magazine, offers a positive message.

Our daughter, Reagan is 8 and when she saw BYOU Magazine arrive in the mail she immediately asked if she could read it. After both of us had a chance to read it, I asked her what she liked most about the magazine.  Her favorite sections were:
  • What it means to me to be your own you - Young girls from all over share their dreams and a little bit about themselves.  
  • Ask A & A Girl Talk - Allisyn and Audrey from Disney's "So Random" answer questions about friendships and life in girl world.
  • B-Smart - Games, puzzles, and exercises to workout your brain
  • Featured article with posters on Disney Channel star Olivia Holt.
  • Fun Wintertime Crafts - Making a peanut butter bird feeder and a snowflake craft.
As you can see, Reagan really enjoyed the magazine and it got the "Mom Approved" stamp from me as well.  It is brightly colored, engaging, and discusses topics in a positive and fun manner.None of the topics are over her head or "too old" for her to start to think about and discuss.  It even allowed us the chance to talk about something I probably wouldn't have asked her about.  I would definitely choose this over some of the other "teen" magazines out there now.    

BYOU Magazine is available in bookstores such as Barnes & Noble across the US & Canada or available by subscription for $17.97/year at  www.BYOUmagazine.com.



The February/March 2013 issue of BYOU Magazine is available now.  It features Katherine McNamara, Disney Channel star, on the cover.  

You can also "Like" BYOU Magazine on Facebook, HERE.



Thanks to BYOU Magazine for sending us an issue for review.  I was not compensated in any other way for this review.  This review is mine and Reagan's honest opinion.

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