Positivity for teens

Communicating with tween and teen girls isn’t always easy — even if you’re their parents! 

That’s partly why we love the Strong Self(ie) box, brought to you by two Chicago moms on a mission to counteract the tricky culture teens face today, including negative comments on social media and even bullying.

Their new quarterly subscription service features positive, purposeful items that are truly on trend with the interests of today’s teens.

Boxes — in addition to super-cool gifts and accessories focused on fashion, health, beauty, smarts and inner strength — include Kindness Cards for girls to give to friends. Best of all, they also include little Instagram-style square cards (in a separate envelope) that give parents cooler ways to say: I’m so proud of you! I love you. You got this! 

Bloom boxes cater to 8- to 12-year-olds; Burst boxes are geared toward ages 13 and up.

Mailed in March, June, September and December, each box includes at least $100 worth of merchandise, but costs only $59.95.