My BIL and SIL picked up a used 30gb iPod at a garage sale and now my niece is listening to music on a regular basis. I am eager to support her interest in listening to music and when she asked for good earphones for Christmas I volunteered myself to buy them.
She likes a lot of pop music from the 80's and 90's plus some more current pop like Lady Gaga and possibly Jewel.
I don't get the impression that she is a bashed and she seemed concerned about comfort and isolation.
I have a short list here:
She is pretty smart and well behaved kid, so I am not concerned about her trashing her stuff.
I also thought about the Etymotic Research ETY-Kids but while they are good IEM's, she is 13 on Christmas so I don't want to give her something with "Kids"in the name.
Thanks for the help. She is turning out well and I want to encourage the healthy interest in music that she is developing.