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Bonding over Beauty: A Mother-Daughter Beauty Guide to Foster Self-Esteem, Confidence, and Trust
     

Bonding over Beauty: A Mother-Daughter Beauty Guide to Foster Self-Esteem, Confidence, and Trust

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by Erika Katz
 
Makeup, skin care, shaving, hair color, periods�the tween years are full of landmines for moms.

As the mom of a tween girl, you know what's coming: puberty. As your daughter enters the teen years and exerts her independence, will you suddenly seem out of touch? Will she turn to her friends for advice before coming to you?

The tween years present a golden

Overview

Makeup, skin care, shaving, hair color, periods�the tween years are full of landmines for moms.

As the mom of a tween girl, you know what's coming: puberty. As your daughter enters the teen years and exerts her independence, will you suddenly seem out of touch? Will she turn to her friends for advice before coming to you?

The tween years present a golden opportunity for you to start a dialogue and gain your daughter's confidence�to talk to her about the things she cares about and show her they are equally important to you too. How you deal with the sticky "grown-up" issues early on will determine the nature of your relationship with your daughter for years to come.

No mom wants to hear, "Mom, you just don't get me, and you have no idea what I'm going through!" followed by a door slam. Erika's comprehensive beauty guide on hair, skin, makeup, hair removal, puberty, and more will help you open the doors of communication and give you great bonding activities for you to do with your daughter.

With Bonding over Beauty, you'll have the knowledge and tools to create bonds that will last a lifetime.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Katz combines her experience as model, child actress, intern at Seventeen magazine, and mother to answer many health, hygiene, and beauty questions that arise as a girl transitions from late childhood to teenager. With girls entering puberty at younger ages these days, moms should be prepared for these conversations even earlier than traditionally, and Katz believes they can be used to build strong bonds that will be critical when it's time for more serious discussions about sex, drugs, and other sensitive issues. Chapters include, e.g., "Bonding over Makeup & Brows" and "Bonding over Getting Rid of Unwanted Hair." For a book in this genre, it is a bit text heavy. Additional attention to visual elements—e.g., color photographs and diagrams to accompany instructions—would have added more appeal and perhaps more accessibility for the daughters of the intended audience. VERDICT In a matter-of-fact and lighthearted tone, Katz provides down-to-earth advice that parents can easily translate to their daughters. This will appeal to a wide audience.—Meagan Storey, Virginia Beach

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608320981
Publisher:
Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Pages:
227
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Erika Katz was initiated into the beauty industry at the age of three months, when she appeared with her father on the front 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, had been photographed by Richard Avedon, and had modeled for numerous catalogs and national magazines.

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 guide that served as the foundation for Bonding over Beauty.

Erika lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

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Bonding over Beauty: A Mother-Daughter Beauty Guide to Foster Self-Esteem, Confidence, and Trust 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Hapma More than 1 year ago
I picked up a copy of this book following a book signing at Girlie Girlz in Scottsdale, Arizona yesterday, and I must say that it's a parent's bible in the making! As a mother of three girls ranging in age from 7 to 16, there is something in there for each one of them. As a matter of fact, my 13 year old brought the book into school with her today to show her girlfriends. This book's title just about says it all. However, it is not all about glamour and being beautiful by overloading the make-up. Bonding over Beauty is a book designed to keep your child healthy and beautiful from the inside out. In addition, the book is a comprehensive guide to everything from eating healthy to exercise. The tips are practical and down to earth, and the book's clean and friendly reading style makes it a guide that everyone can refer to over and over again. Another thing to mention is that it is not just for `tweens and teens! There are recipes in the book that teach you how to make facial masks/body scrubs, etc. at home for pennies! In such a tight fiscal time, I'm sure many people out there would prefer picking up some oatmeal and yogurt for a face mask rather than spending spa prices, and you can do this even with smaller girls - say at a birthday party or a slumber party. The topics in the book also cover areas that may be awkward for some parents to approach. The author's easygoing tips can aid parents (especially those nervous talking about PMS and hair removal with their girls) in broaching those sensitive and awkward times and in turn help the parent become more approachable with their daughters. I can't think of one parent out there that would feel good seeing their daughter running off to someone else to talk about shaving and periods, etc. This book is a great guide for building that bond between parent and daughter and keeping it strong so the daughter will feel more comfortable speaking to the adult in their home regardless of what age and state of development she is at.
TifaineHash More than 1 year ago
Bonding over Beauty is a book that highlights all the points that we would normally miss. Those slivers of time that are as valuable as the brick on the bottom of the stack. Yes it's really THAT GOOD! It is a book that has the capabilities of changing the way mothers and daughters function. I only wish my own mother would of had such a great resource. Instead I now have this great resource, and when the time comes I will pass it on to my daughters so that they can Bond Over Beauty with their little girls.
My_Mommys_World More than 1 year ago
Why this book is so valuable to Mothers? Each chapter is dedicated to discussing an aspect of beauty beginning with how to build the bond with your daughter. Katz covers hair and skin, makeup and brows, hands and feet, getting rid of unwanted hair, puberty and hygiene, nutrition and fitness, aromatherapy and to getting her ready to be away from home. Katz begins with understand how to create a bond with a teenage girl and guides you from there. Sections in each chapter tell you what you need to know and tips for helping your daughter learn about her body’s needs. At the end of the chapter are specific bonding activities for creating time with your daughter. While I was reading this book I found several helpful tips and tricks that I didn’t know. As a woman I am in a routine with caring for myself. Now I am learning how to teach my daughter to care for her unique hair and skin. Bonding Over Beauty is a handy resource to consider beauty from the perspective of a young woman learning things for the first time. This is a must have book for mothers with daughters approaching or entrenched in adolescence. The idea of connecting with my daughter over a topic that will be integral in her life during those formative years makes me feel like I have a fighting chance of remaining in her good graces, sometimes. I don’t expect this book will solve every problem but I feel like I have some new tools to add to my toolbox.