In this down-to-earth guide for mums of teens, Erika Katz offers practical advice for building self-esteem, confidence, and trust. Mums of teenage girls know what's coming: puberty. As a young girl heads toward the teen years and exerts her independence, mom suddenly seems out of touch. She just doesn't understand. That's the shift Erika Katz - former actress and model and now mother of a teen girl - hopes to prevent by teaching mums how to open up a dialogue during the often awkward preteen and early teen years. Her approach: give mums all the information they need to guide their daughters through the trials of womanhood while providing fun bonding activities they can do with their daughters. The teen years present a golden opportunity for mums to gain their daughters' confidence. A mother's approach to sticky issues such as shaving legs, using tampons, or wearing make-up to school will help determine the nature of the relationship she has with her daughter. Erika's practical, comprehensive tips on hair, skin, makeup, hair removal, nails, healthy eating, and puberty, as well as the great bonding activities presented in each chapter, will give moms the knowledge and tools they need to create bonds that will last a lifetime.
Erika Katz was initiated into the beauty industry at the age of three months, when she appeared with her father on the cover of Babytalk magazine. By the age of thirteen, she had appeared in more than a hundred television commercials and several Hollywood and television films. After graduating from Dartmouth College with degrees in French and psychology, Erika interned in the beauty department at Seventeen Magazine. Using her experience at Seventeen, cosmetology classes and lessons learned through her extensive work in television and modeling, she created a beauty that served as the foundation for Bonding Over Beauty.