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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. More than just another how-to manual, Hot Button Internet edition offers practical real-life situations that parents can read and discuss with their preteens. ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published June 2012 by Kregel Publications
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Victor Gentile
Oct 24, 2012 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing
Nicole O’Dell in her new book “Hot Buttons” Four Books in her Teen Issues Series published by Kregel Publications looks at Drugs, Sexuality, Internet and Dating.
Nicole O’Dell helps address the Hot Buttons in teens’ lives before the issues become problems
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 he
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Andrew
Oct 24, 2012 Andrew rated it it was amazing
Let me just go ahead and say that I am not in the target audience yet for these parenting series books. I am only twenty-two, not married yet, and I don't have any children or teenagers. But I hope to one day be a husband and a father.

In the Internet Edition, Nicole O'Dell addressed the issues that come up surrounding internet usage and the dangers lurking around our children. I understood her position on making sure we have boundaries and rules in motion to protect our children. We must supervi
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Linda
Oct 23, 2012 Linda rated it it was amazing
Nicole O’Dell’s Hot Button Editions can help parents, even timid parents, to become prepared, watchful and proactive with their tweens and teens in the four following areas:

Internet use
Drug abuse
Dating guidelines
Sexuality and purity
(Bullying and Image Editions will release in 2013)

Nicole exudes confidence in her books to parents in helping them learn how to initiate conversations with their young people for their own personal safety, their ability to stand strong against peer pressure, and
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Kaylea
Oct 30, 2012 Kaylea rated it liked it
(Note: This refers to all four of O'Dell's Hot Button Editions)

Fill in the blank.

I don't know how to talk to my tween about_______.

...Sex

...Internet Safety

... Pornography

...Dating

...Drugs

...All Of The Above.

There's a lot of topics parents in my children's ministry struggle to talk about.

I'm always looking to find a resource I can pass along to them, to help start a conversation at home - between parent and child.

It's not easy, but it's important.Actually, it's quite vital. At times, the conversa
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Pamela (Lavish Bookshelf)
Aug 03, 2012 Pamela (Lavish Bookshelf) rated it it was amazing
Great quote: "The battle we fight in protecting, shielding, and preparing our teens for life's hot-button issues isn't as black-and-white as a physical battle in which the wins and losses can be easily quantified. We must often blindly face the battles for our kids, operating more on faith than on sight, being obedient to the call of Christ and reliant on the leading of the Holy Spirit." Internet Edition, Page 22

Being a parent of a teen can be challenging, especially in the age of internet, smar
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Leah
Jul 30, 2012 Leah rated it it was amazing
We are really big talkers in our family. It has always been our policy in our marriage and with our kids to have lots of open and honest communication. The Hot Button series by Nicole O'Dell is perfect for us.

Nicole O'Dell is a youth culture expert and a mother of four. She is the founder of a ministry called Choose Now. It is dedicated to battling peer pressure and helping teens make wise choices.

The Hot Button series is designed to help parents think through hot button topics that they need t
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Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
Aug 03, 2012 Ibjoy1953 Hannabass rated it it was amazing
Hot Buttons.....Dating Edition and Internet Edition.....by Nicole O'Dell

I had the privilege of reading and reviewing two of the Hot Button Series books, The Dating Edition and The Internet Edition. I was amazed at the wealth of information I found in both of these little books. Nicole O'Dell gives teens and tweens a series of books that will help in making difficult decisions on each of the subjects in these books.

In the Internet Edition, Nicole talks about Internet activity, social networking,
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Laura
Oct 15, 2012 Laura rated it it was amazing
Title: HOT BUTTONS series
Author: Nicole O’Dell
Publisher: Kregel Publications
2012
Genre: parenting of young adults and teens

Dating edition ISBN: 978-0-8254-4240-7
Internet edition ISBN: 978-0-8254-4239-9
Drug edition ISBN: 978-0-8254-4241-4
Sexuality edition ISBN: 978-0-8254-4242-1

Nicole O’Dell is a teen expert—and she knows the challenges today’s teen’s face. In the HOT BUTTONS SERIES: Dating edition, Drug Edition, Internet edition, and Sexuality edition, she addresses these challenges and more.

The
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Staci
Sep 05, 2012 Staci rated it it was amazing
I LOVED these books and wish I had them when my oldest was a tween/teen. I still have 3 children at home and I am sure these are going to be great resources for conversations with them. I have also shared these books with our Youth Group Leaders and Sunday School teachers as many of the youth at our church do not have Christian parents to have these conversations with. The Scenerios will be great for discussion starters.

My rating system is as follows:

5 stars - Excellent, Worth Every Penny, Made
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Ruth Hill
Oct 30, 2012 Ruth Hill rated it it was amazing
I cannot recommend this series of books highly enough. My daughter is not quite a teen, but I read the entire series. This one deals with the internet, and I love the fact that there are scenarios, up-to-date information, and a parent-teen study guide. There is practical information for every parent, and the author is not afraid to share her mistakes with her readers. I have read many books about some of the issues covered in these books, but I have not found one that made so much sense and was ...more
Heather
Dec 31, 2015 Heather rated it really liked it
As with the previous book, the format is easy to read quickly. It is full of information, and great suggestions as to how to go about educating your children about Internet safety. We’re very diligent about monitoring our kids’ Internet use and restricting what they can access, but there still was plenty of new information. Again my favorite part was the Strategic Scenarios chapter, although this time around I had some issues with some of the ideas. A couple of them had me thinking, “This ...more
Wendy
Oct 25, 2012 Wendy rated it really liked it
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
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Elaine Davis
Dec 11, 2012 Elaine Davis rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. I as a parent did not think about all of the subjects/topics regarding internet.

As a parent we can never be to prepared for everything that our children will face in our world. This book touched subjects that I would have not thought about on my own and that I would have missed as a parent.

I recommend this book to every parent who needs the knowledge to help their child understand the dangers of the internet and how not to become a victom.

I feel better prepared and a little more
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Carfar42
Jun 18, 2012 Carfar42 rated it it was amazing
I read these Hot Buttons books for review and I have to say that I'm annoyed there wasn't anything like this when my kids were pre-teens and teens. I think it might have made all the difference in some of the choices they made. It's a safe, fun way to cover serious issues--exactly the way to reach a teen. I'm passing this series along to everyone I know who is raising a teen or facing those years down the road.
Ilana Weiss
Jan 06, 2013 Ilana Weiss rated it liked it
This book definitely teaches you how to be safe on the internet and it's a nifty little book, but it doesn't hit the most important topics about the internet.
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Nicole O'Dell, Choose NOW Ministries
...battling peer pressure by tackling the tough issues

Youth-culture expert, Nicole O’Dell, resides in Paxton, Illinois, with her husband and six children—the youngest of which are toddler triplets. She’s the founder of Choose NOW Ministries, dedicated to battling peer pressure and guiding teens through tough issues while helping parents encourage good decisions,
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Other Books in the Series

Hot Buttons (6 books)
  • Hot Buttons Dating Edition (Hot Buttons, #2)
  • Hot Buttons Sexuality Edition (Hot Buttons, #3)
  • Hot Buttons Bullying Edition
  • Hot Buttons Drug Edition (Hot Buttons, #4)
  • Hot Buttons Image Edition

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