Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Hot Buttons by Nocole O'Dell
The Hot Buttons series by Nicole O'Dell is designed for parents of teens to read so they can learn how to address certain topics with their children. There are four books in the series:
Hot Buttons DRUG EDITION
Hot Buttons INTERNET EDITION
Hot Buttons SEXUALITY EDITION
Hot Buttons DATING EDITION
These four little 6"x6" books are packed full of information. The first half of the books gives a ton of information about the specific topic. The second half of the book gives scenarios to share with your teens. While it's a great idea, I can't help but be reminded of the classic 80s film Better off Dead where the father is reading a book on how to relate to teens, how to speak their lingo, while the teen character is rolling his eyes. I say this to make you aware that your teen may react the same way if you suddenly spring this on them. Perhaps instead of reading each scenario to them a better idea would be to read the scenario to yourself, remember it and then share it with your child. Maybe while driving in the car or while sharing a meal at a restaurant. It might make them more open to discussing these topics.
There are also prayers and commitments included. If you're facing things with your teens that you need extra help with then I urge you to get these books. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed with raising our children. Nicole wants to help. You are not alone in this and you can do it. These books may just be the lifeline that you need.
Provided for review by Litfuse.
Posted by Suzanne at 9:59 AM