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Alexis talks to parenting expert Erika Katz. A parenting and beauty expert, Erika is the author of Bonding Over Beauty, A Mother-Daughter Guide to Self-Esteem, Confidence and Trust (Greenleaf Press, March 2011) and Bonding Over Beauty:  The Beauty Recipes. Erika Katz uses her expertise to help moms bond with their ‘tween and teen daughters. Erika can be seen as a guest of The Today Show, The Meredith Vieira Show, Hollywood Live, Inside Edition, and Telemundo.  She discusses and gives seminars on parenting, social media, beauty, lifestyle, and how to keep your child safe. Erika is a graduate of Dartmouth College. On today’s episodes Erika gives parents tips on how to talk to your teens, how to relate to your teens, and how to help your teens make more friends.

Key Takeaways:

Parents, help your kids stay current.

Invite kids to have friends over, and have lots of snacks ready. Talking happens over food.

Get your kids involved in activities, THAT THEY LIKE

Don’t tell your kids “How can you be so stupid!”. Instead say, “How could you do better in that situation”.

Advice to avoid getting bullied? Encourage kid not to post too much.

Erika’s advice for teens entering young adulthood? Figure out what your’e good at, figure out what it’s going to take to get there, and don’t let any negativity get in your way.

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