This is a question for parents of teenagers....
God knows why, but I ended up with a free subscription to Seventeen Magazine. I didn't sign up for it, but there it was in my mailbox today. I have a friend with an 11 year old daughter, so I thought I'd just pass it on to her. Then I looked a bit more closely and now I wonder if it's too grown up for her. I read Seventeen in junior high and don't remember it being so, um "Cosmo Junior." There's a headline on the cover that says something like "Be his best hookup ever!" WTF? Does "hookup" mean something other than what I think it means? That's not even something that should be directed at 17 year olds, IMO.
Am I overreacting, out of touch or just being a prude? I don't have kids, so maybe I just don't know what's acceptable any more. I have to say, looking through that magazine made me feel absolutely ancient!
I will admit that I had a few subscription to Cosmo a while back and I thought IT went too far as well. It used to be just titillating and I found it to be trashy. Apparently, Helen Gurley Brown was actually keeping Cosmo classy!