I usually write about parentz bonding with tweens and teens through pop culture and technology. However, mothers and daughters have other unique ways of connecing. In her new book Bonding over Beauty: A Mother-Daughter Beauty Guide to Foster Self-Esteem, Confidence, and Trust, Erika Katz offers a guide for moms looking to build open communication with their tween daughters about beauty, hygiene and puberty.
During her tween years, your daughter begins turning to her friends for advice. If you want her to turn to you for hair, skin and makeup advice you must gain her confidence, says Erika. Her comprehensive beauty guide will help you open the doors of communication and give you great bonding activities to do with your tween daughter.
Bonding over Beauty is a fun easy read. It is filled with lists, how-to’s, recipes for making your own beauty products, pictures and recommendations. I’m getting some great tips for myself. Topics include skincare, nutrition, hair, makeup, hygiene, hair removal and more.
The most important thing that can come out of bonding with your daughter at the tween age, is that hopefully, she will be more likely to turn to you as a teenager if she has concerns about sex, drugs and alcohol. Bonding with Beauty will provide you with great tips, activities and advice and hopefully help foster a connection between moms and tween daughters that will last a lifetime.
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