Parent reviews for Monster High

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Common Sense says

age 8+

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Parents say

age 9+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 29 reviews

age 8+

Monster girls teaching being you is awesome!

I admit it, I'm a big fan of the doll line, and have been so since their 2010 beginning. As a teen struggling with Asperger's syndrome, bullying, suicidal thoughts and social ostracism, I found role models in the ghouls embracing their own freaky flaws, and the general "kintsukuroi" attitude they had to their own shortcomings. Kintsukuroi, for the less Japan-versed, is a Japanese pottery repair method and the accompanying philosophy that being broken and repaired makes the item (and person) more unique and beautiful than they initially were. And while it is true most of the dolls share the same body shape (there are exceptions to this, though, like Howleen, who is small and childlike, and Nefera, who is taller than the standard), it is understandable for manufacturing reasons, and most of the dolls do have things like scales, tails, webbed fingers, and stitches, that on more conventional doll beauty standards would be termed unacceptable. They also portray a wide variation of ethnicities, and the various characters take cues from horror characters from across the globe (there's a noppera-bo, an arachne girl, a Norwegian troll, a Mexican calaca, and the mummy sisters with Egyptian features, for example) The dolls' skin colors range from the normal browns and beiges to bright greens, golds, pinks and purples, and no one is treated any different for their heritage. When I was 12, I remember that my favorite ghoul was Robecca, the mad scientist's creation, because she was cool and had jetpack boots, and right now, I like Abbey, the yeti's daughter, because of how she is very blunt and straightforward, yet never tries to insult anyone who doesn't deserve it. Overall, apart from the Mattel-standard dose of consumerism, I think the dolls promote a healthy message of accepting yourself and others, and embracing your own quirks on the path to becoming a beautifully flawed, unique, you.

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Great messages
Too much consumerism
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age 2+

Monster highs suck

Monster highs are good for kids as they got changed and that’s it, I wish monster high would have the old ones back and then have a type of doll for the kids too but have dolls for teens and adults as I really miss the old monster highs and the new ones aren’t good for teens and adults
age 12+

The age target is way off

The concepts are more for teens dating bffs brother, catty girl fights, skimpy clothing but the way its animated and the charicors are the show should be for older kids but is mainly geared to and watched by younger and many parents don't check because its about school and doesn't go into adult concepts but defiantly for kids old enough to make their own expirences and such not learn to steal your friends boyfriend and get into a physical fight over being cheer captain.
age 14+

It's called Monster High

Look it's called Monster high not monster preschool kissing and stuff is a thing but this is what highschool students do! They do dress inappropriately but they're teenagers if you don't like your kids seeing this kind of friendly stuff even though there's things like kissing and drama and monsters then don't let them watch it! I'm 14 I know already what's appropriate and what's not but there's some stupid 11 year old on here who thinks they know everything about mh when they don't

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age 6+

Best show ever!

I use to watch this show ALL THE TIME as a little girl and its awesome! Alot of children are scared of monsters and i use to be aswell until i watched this show. It teaches people to be themselves and to be awesome and its also really funny! It always in the end teaches you to be a good person. Unfortunately it ended recently and im quite upset :/

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age 6+

Fun doll brand teaches girls to be themselves

I think Monster High is for children aged 6+. The dolls might dressed a bit sexy and don't have realistic body's but all of that aside,it is a great doll line and the tag line for the dolls are ''Be yourself,Be unique,Be a monster'' I think that is a great message and needs to be thought to children,especially girls.As long as your daughter knows that real people's body's don't look like that and as long as they know not to dress like the dolls they should be fine.

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Great messages
age 8+

Monster High Dolls

I think they are adorable.. GEEZ I played with barbie and she could be quite the slutty dresser. Its not the doll its what you teach your children. Its called imagination. These dolls are so well done Mattel at its best!! I buy them for my granddaughters they love them and i have no fear of them turning into a creepy monster looking children. Lighten up people its just good fun.. Actually some are collectables now...
age 10+

inappropriate

Rule of thumb. If the actors or characters are older than your children, you probably shouldn't let them watch it.

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Too much sex
age 5+

Monster Monster High

I have a son and daughter. My daughter Sestiva, 10, loves Monster High. The room she shares with her little brother is filled with Monster High everything!! Not only do the dolls appeal to her but she loves the site!! Cannot get any better as she says!!
age 12+

Watch what you really want to teach your young girls!

These are girls that are dressed inappropriately and they don't really teach good standards for tween girls, which is what they are targeted to. They wear clothes that wouldn't even be allowed in most high schools, and certainly not what a girl of 7-12 (target audience) should be wearing. Also, their "positive messages" are definitely not very overpowering, in fact, they are almost subtle. Teaching kids that you have to buy peer's acceptance is not a good thing, for one example.

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Too much sex