Kregel Publishing provided an opportunity to review a few of the Hot Buttons book series by Nicole O'Dell for an honest review.
Hot Buttons ~ Bullying Edition deals with the topics of teasing, cliques, cyberbullying and suicide. Ms. Odell discusses with these difficult topics with directness, honesty combined with faith, hope and sound advice on how to talk with your children about these issues.
The book is divided into four parts. Part one is identifying the why, when and how of each subject. Part two addresses the types of bullying that can occur and the effects of bullying. Part three discusses protective procedures, faith and putting on the armor of God along with "strategic scenarios." Part four is a wonderful parent and teen study guide.
Hot Buttons ~ The Image Edition is in the same format as listed above and addresses the issues of self-esteem, piercings and tattoos, eating disorders and celebrity influence.
These two books are a wonderful, useful tools to really learn how to interact with your children and discuss/address these hot button topics. I so appreciated the parent/teen study guide and strategic scenarios. They can open the door to some deep discussions as a family or one on one with your teen.