SOURCE: Discovery Girls, Inc.

Discovery Girls, Inc.

November 18, 2009 09:38 ET New Community Launched by Discovery Girls Magazine to Help Parents Navigate Confusing Tween Years

Ten Years' Worth of Authentic Girls' Concerns and Comments Set the Stage for Community's Insights and Advice

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - November 18, 2009) - Discovery Girls Magazine, the leading publication for tween girls, announced the launch of a vibrant new online community,, to help parents guide their daughters through the confusing and complicated not-quite-teen years.

What makes unique is the site's content, which is based on the magazine's 10 years of extensive work with 8- to 12-year-old-girls across the country. Drawn from tens of thousands of letters from readers detailing their questions and concerns, extensive surveys of thousands of girls across the country, and input from the magazine's editorial board consisting of hundreds of girls, the site offers unique and in-depth insights into the lives of tween girls -- insights that are not available on any other site.

" is a place where parents' concerns are taken seriously," says Catherine Lee, founder of Discovery Girls magazine and "In the last decade of publishing the magazine, we've learned so much about this age group and about how girls think and feel, that we felt the need to share what we've discovered with other parents. We've developed the community in order to give parents the resources they need to help their daughters navigate through these difficult years." is a free resource that provides parents with:

-- A place to learn more about their daughters and girls like her
-- Insight into the difficulties tween girls are facing at this stage in
   their lives
-- Common misconceptions about the life of a tween girl
   -- Information and statistics from exclusive Discovery Girls surveys
      and polls
   -- Quotes from thousands of personal letters and comments girls have
      sent to the Discovery Girls web site
-- Tips to help parents better communicate with their daughters
   -- Advice from Discovery Girls' experts
   -- Insight into what their daughters will go through in the future
   -- A forum to share ideas and find out what other parents are doing,
      through their personal comments and stories
-- A free monthly e-newsletter covering the most relevant, timely topics
   for parents of tween girls

Lee further comments, "We're mothers of daughters, too. We know that what we have to share will help parents and daughters communicate better and help the girls along their path to becoming smarter and more confident young women. We welcome all parents of all tween girls to join us!"

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About Discovery Girls, Inc.

Discovery Girls, Inc. is the publisher of Discovery Girls, the award-winning magazine created by girls, for girls, ages 8 to 12;, companion web site to Discovery Girls; and; the new web site for parents of tween girls. With a readership of over 800,000 girls, Discovery Girls is the magazine that gives girls the advice, encouragement, and inspiration they need to get through the tween years with confidence. Discovery Girls is nationally distributed through Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Waldenbooks, as well as Wal-Mart, Target, and other mass-market outlets. Order subscriptions at or by calling 800/554-8856.

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