Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Hot Buttons Bullying Edition and Hot Buttons Image by Nicole O’Dell

Hot Buttons Bullying Edition and Hot Buttons Image Edition (Hot Buttons Series)

By Nicole O’Dell

(received in exchange for an honest review)


Genre- Parenting

Published by- Kregel Publications

Copyrighted- 2013

Number of pages- 168 (Hot Buttons Image Edition) and 169 (Hot Buttons Bullying Edition)

Age Group- Adult and their teens

Description of book- paperback, listed price- $9.99 per book, ISBN 978-0-8254-4244-5 (Hot Buttons Image Edition), ISBN 978-0-8254-4243-8 (Hot Buttons Image Edition)

The Hot Buttons Bullying Edition and Hot Buttons Image Edition, by Nicole O’Dell, contain important information and strategic strategies to help you, the parent, and your teen to make the best decisions possible.

Each of these books have the same basic make-up with four parts and similar chapter titles, but the information is different. 

The books are made for the parents and the teen, with the parent taking the initiative.  Some of the topics are:

  • “Prepared:Answering Why.
  • “Watchful: Answering When.
  • “Proactive: Answering How.
  • “Identifying the Image or Bullying Hot Buttons.”
  • “The Armor of God.”
  • “Strategic Scenarios.”
  • and more.

About the Author-

Nicole O’Dell lives in Illinois with her husband and six children.  She is the founder of Choose NOW Ministries and is dedicated to helping guide teens and help parents.  She has written the Diamond Estate Series and also Scenarios for Girls interactive books.  Her two daughters helped her write the nonfiction book, Girl Talk.

My thoughts-

I recently read two of the latest books in the Hot Buttons series, by Nicole O’Dell.  I was very glad I read Hot Buttons Image Edition and Hot Buttons Bullying Edition, because as a parent of children who will soon be tweens and teens, these topics and how they are handled can be crucial to the success of the child.

O’Dell added a lot of pertinent facts in each edition, which lends to her credibility.  I liked how she added her personal story to the books as well.

I would have to say that my favorite part in each of these books is the “strategic scenarios.”  These scenarios with the situation and questions are a perfect way to practice the situation before it occurs.  I just wish these editions would include the best answer.  I have never been in most of these situations, so I’m not sure even from a Biblical point-of-view what could be the best answer.  I do know that the answer can be subjective, but the top two answers would be great.

These books are a great resource all parents need to read and implement into discussions with our teens.  I highly recommend these books.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Hot Buttons Bullying Edition and Hot Buttons Image Edition, by Nicole O’Dell, for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour.  All links were current when posted.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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