Nicole O’Dell is my go-to Mama when it comes to tough questions regarding teens. I’ve passed her books on to my niece and friend’s daughter, who both love the books. Nicole’s newest series is called Hot Buttons and is designed for parents to help field some tough questions that may come from their teens.
Hot Buttons Drug Edition braves the scary world of 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 offers the facts about 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.
The Drug Edition is definitely a must read for all parents. It’s important to equip yourself with the knowledge of the different kinds of drugs and the warning signs. Even if you think your child will never do drugs, should you still be educated.
In all honesty, the Sexuality Edition was a little hard for me based on my own beliefs. I think the sections on discussing sex with your teens is spot on and is a great conversation starter though.
If you have teens these books are definitely worth a peek. Check out Nicole’s site for more info and where you can purchase the books.