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Erika Katz

Author, Bonding Over Beauty

Author of the book Bonding over Beauty, A Mother-Daughter Guide to Self-Esteem, Confidence and Trust (Greenleaf Press, March 2011), and Bonding Over Beauty: The Beauty Recipes (Greenleaf Press March 2013) Erika Katz uses her parenting expertise to help moms bond with their tweens and teens. Erika is often sought after to provide her parenting tips on The Today Show, The Doctors, and Fox News as well as expert commentary in print and online publications such as ABC, Prevention, and Good Housekeeping. A former child model and actress, Erika appeared in over 100 commercials, print ads, and films. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Erika lives in New York City with her husband and two children. She now writes a popular beauty blog for mothers tackling the drama of the ‘tween years. Before college, 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. Though the guide initially targeted young women, after joining several parenting groups Erika soon realized many mothers were unsure of how to bridge the generation gap when dealing with the beauty and hygiene issues their daughters faced. Believing that a parent’s job is to nurture their children’s self-esteem and happiness, she turned her beauty guide into a valued resource for moms that contain advice and numerous bonding rituals that can ease the difficulties faced by young girls growing to physical and emotional maturity.