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To not let DD read Cosmo, More, Just 17, Company & other trashy magazines?

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BakerBinky Tue 04-Oct-11 21:32:55

Ok so she's only 6 but I have stopped buying them and will be very reluctant to allow her to read them as I think they peddle a feeling of insecurity and advertise advertise advertise creating a really greedy mentality

CoffeeIsMyFriend Tue 04-Oct-11 21:35:25

well if your 6 year old wants to read Cosmo etc then you have a problem. confused

get a grip.

BakerBinky Tue 04-Oct-11 21:36:20

No I mean when she gets older, not now.

BatsUpMeNightie Tue 04-Oct-11 21:36:31

Oh baker - you really will have to try harder you know. That is just pathetic. Oh - and I have a very good idea who you are so fail on that front too!

onepieceofcremeegg Tue 04-Oct-11 21:38:08

Is this a kind of stealth-type boast of how advanced your dd is at reading? I admit I am confused

Obviously the content of some magazines (and indeed other written material) is inappropriate for young children. This is where as a parent I feel it is my responsibility to supervise what she is reading and has access to.

However I will continue to buy my choice of reading matter rather than us all resort to reading at the same level.

I will go mad if I can only read children's books. Roald Dahl's all right, but not for my main reading!

halcyondays Tue 04-Oct-11 21:38:40

I don't think you'll need to worry about her reading Just 17. They stopped publishing it in 2004. wink

proseccopro Tue 04-Oct-11 21:38:58

I know what you mean. I allow my 4 year old to flick through my Essentials looking at 'clip-clops' and dresses but I know that in a couple of years I will feel that that is inappropriate for the very reasons you state...When she can read they'll be off limits!

ShittyShoeBastard Tue 04-Oct-11 21:39:02

Hell no! Trash! Trash! Trash!!

onepieceofcremeegg Tue 04-Oct-11 21:39:18

all newspapers and magazines (as far as I know) have advertisements. That's how it works.

onepieceofcremeegg Tue 04-Oct-11 21:40:35

halcyondays perhaps the op has a magazine rack full of them. In that case she needs to be on a Good Housekeeping thread rather than AIBU. wink

bigTillyMint Tue 04-Oct-11 21:41:37

How old?

Do you realise that as a child gets older, you cannot control everything they see / do, etc?

minimisschief Tue 04-Oct-11 21:42:59

i think everyone needs to re-read the op because no one seems to get what she said

BatsUpMeNightie Tue 04-Oct-11 21:43:42

Oh dear - has she been misunderstood? There was another poster like that once............not that long ago............ grin

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 04-Oct-11 21:43:44

What harm do you think woman's magazines will do her?
Have they damaged you in any way?
I think you're being riciculous.

porcamiseria Tue 04-Oct-11 21:44:22

she 6!!!!!!! GET A GRIP

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 04-Oct-11 21:44:56

*Obviously ridiculous.

slartybartfast Tue 04-Oct-11 21:45:45

erm.
i dont think she woudl be too bothered to read them, tbh, too much writing.
and the adverts, well you can't get away from them, you can try and ban itv and channel 4 but i doubt that would work.

Proudnscary Tue 04-Oct-11 21:45:51

<hands OP a grip>

BakerBinky Tue 04-Oct-11 21:45:54

BatsUpMeNightie - what do you mean? You know who I am?

deliciousdevilwoman Tue 04-Oct-11 21:46:30

My DD is only 9 months, so I have a while to go before crossing this bridge! However, when she is 6,7,11 (whatever) I won't ban her from looking at my magazines. I am not usually a fan of blanket bans. I'd tell her about airbrushing and answer any questions she had. I'd try to raise self esteem-that you are not defined by looks/bling/frou frou, but that elements of it can be fun.

motherinferior Tue 04-Oct-11 21:46:48

Oh yes, she might grow up to be a magazine journalist shock. And we all know what they're like hmm

usualsuspect Tue 04-Oct-11 21:47:58

When your DD is a teenager you will have little control over what she reads

BakerBinky Tue 04-Oct-11 21:48:26

Actually I do think they're pretty poisinous things for young women to read with pages and pages of 'perfect' models, telling you what to wear & how to do your make-up

usualsuspect Tue 04-Oct-11 21:49:30

I don't like them much either ,but I'm afraid I couldn't stop my teenager DDs reading whatever they wanted

LeBOF Tue 04-Oct-11 21:51:06

Teenagers these days can't read anything longer than a facebook status anyway, so you probably won't have to worry when the time comes.

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