Friday, October 26, 2012

What I'm Reading - The Hot Buttons Series

My Thoughts

When our kids become teenagers there are conversations that we need to have with them about everything from relationships to drug use. These conversations can be a challenge for those of us who aren't really sure what to say or how to say it. Nicole O'Dell addresses these issues in her Hot Buttons Series of books. She not only provides ways to have the conversations, but also the scripture to go along with each one.
As a mom of two teenagers, I am constantly looking for resources to help me lead my sons in these areas and to engage them in an honest conversation about each one.
This is the best one I have found yet.
I highly recommend this series of books to parents of preteens and teens.

About the Books

From dating to drugs, modesty to purity, morals to popularity, teens face all sorts of tough issues. How teens respond to these hot-button issues can have lasting effects on who they want to be and who they actually become. What if parents can help their teens prepare for these hot buttons--before the issues become a problem? The uniquely packaged Hot Buttons Series is an accessible, quick-reference resource that parents can use to equip their children to make the right decisions, even in the face of peer pressure and outside influences.

Hot Buttons Dating Edition

Topics include: physical activity, missionary dating, and violence/abuse in dating relationships.

Hot Buttons Internet Edition

Topics include: internet activity, file sharing, social networking, and internet predators.

Hot Buttons Drug Edition

Topics include: substance abuse, equipping parents with facts, warning signs, and real-world scenarios on: alcohol; Marijuana and other drugs; inhalants; and prescription drugs.

Hot Buttons Sexuality Edition

Topics include: teen sexuality, backed by statistics; specifics for how to talk frankly about sex with your kids, discussion about the growth of homosexuality and bisexuality among teens; and compassionate advice for guiding your teen to reclaim purity.

About the Author

Nicole O'Dell is a youth culture expert, who writes and speaks to preteens, teenagers, and parents about how to prepare for life's tough choices. Over the years, Nicole has worked as a youth director, a Bible study leader for women and teens, and a counselor at a crisis pregnancy center. She is the founder of Choose NOW Ministries, which is dedicated to battling peer pressure and helping teens face the tough issues while encouraging their commitment to good decisions. Nicole and her husband, Wil, have six children, including toddler triplets, and reside in Illinois.
You visit her website

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


  1. Found you on the Aloha blog hop - I'm a new follower! Would love a follow back at

    1. Thanks Sonja! Following you as well and look forward to getting to know you! Blessings!

  2. Those actually sound really interesting!
    Dropping by from the blog hop. :)

    1. So glad you dropped by Holly! Blessings!

  3. I have three teens and this series looks good. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

    1. It is really great Linda. Exactly what I was looking for to help in talking with my boys about these topics. Blessings!


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