Teen Breathe – a new magazine for teenagers

Teen Breathe

One of my favourite things to do on a plane or train is to pick up a magazine at the newsagents. I sit down and take my time looking at pictures, reading articles and seeing what is up and what’s new. I get anything from fashion, interior design to current affairs. The great thing in France is that there is often no Wifi on the train, so there is nothing better to do than read!

My girls have been following my example since they both were very small.  Now the train/plane magazine has become a tradition, and they make sure we do not miss it. We started off with colouring books and easy reading. Gradually we have upgraded to anything from National Geographic for Kids to Teen Craft and Fashion. There is not that much out there for the young teen market, I feel. But a couple of days ago we were coming back from London and Coco picked up a copy of TEEN Breathe. Of all the magazines we have picked up for her in the last couple of years, this is by far our favourite!

It is engagingly written, full of great tips and ideas from going green to vintage shopping and mindfulness, recipes and crafts. Honestly, it the most interesting magazine that I would like to see my 12 year old read. And at the same time, it is not preachy or patronising, so Coco also loves it!

Emilie x


Comments (12)

January 10, 2018

Thank you for sharing it literally looks like a breath of fresh air!! Anything other than selfies or face contouring please I beg you!!! Hahaha!

January 10, 2018

Ha, yes. No face contouring, I promise!

Julie Gallagher
January 10, 2018

Looks exciting – just signed up for a subscription for my new pre-teen!

January 10, 2018

We picked up the last issue from somewhere and my daughters (11 and almost 16) both really enjoyed it – I’d forgotten about it – just subscribed!!

Also a brilliant mag for teens is Rookie (but maybe a bit older – some topics a bit over my 11 year olds head) – I got a couple of the year books for my daughter’s 13th birthday and she still loves and reads them now xx

January 10, 2018

Thank you for sharing! I will check out Rookie.

January 10, 2018

Thanks for the recommendation. Strangely enough my children are not interested in magazines at all. However, I am not giving up. I think magazines are great for quickly picking up all sorts of information and ideas. So I will try Teen Breathe and Rookie (thanks, Rachel!).

January 10, 2018

just ordered a copy for a (pre)teenager (12?!) on the back of your post. Thank you!

Emilie in Paris
January 10, 2018

My girls just turned 12 and loved it – so should be perfect!

January 10, 2018

Thank you for these recommendations – also, I would like to encourage more posts related to this age group. I think they’re very valuable for those of use whose kids have “grown up” with your blog and are the same age as your oldest children. I find it increasingly difficult to find clothes, gift ideas and indeed, reading material, that is of interest while still being what I consider appropriate.

Courtney in Australia
January 10, 2018

This looks so great! Love the image in my head of all three of you reading magazines on the train. xx

Esther in Amsterdam
January 11, 2018

I also ordered a copy, I think Sara will love it! Pim too, perhaps? Thanks for the tip! x

January 13, 2018

Agree with Leigh, recommendations for teen boys please, as it’s hard to find good products for this age group. The ‘baby boom’ of 2004-2005 are now teens – hence, I think, all the teen focused parenting books flooding into bookshops 🙂

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