About ten years ago I read a book called The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens and I knew right away this was a winner for teenagers. So much so I cried. No just kidding but I truly wished that this book had been around when I was a teenager since it really helps teach teens about how to create a balanced life.
The author Sean Covey pictured above is dad to 7 children, son of Stephen Covey who wrote the world changing book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Sean took his Dad’s work and made it extremely accessible to teens.
In fact, the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens is even ideal for adults. Why? Because some people find the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is too full of ideas. Sean cuts to the core and makes the seven habits easier to hack and share. I say this with no disrespect to the original since I have read and learned lots from both. I recommend you buy and read both. I say buy because these books are books you will read and re read again.
Sean’s book for Young Children
Now because I have young children I am delighted to say that Sean who as I mentioned is the father of 7 children wrote another book called The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. I believe like you do that all children where born to be happy so let us make sure we give them the tools they need to stay happy. Sean gives us tools.
To inspire you to check out this book and buy it, if you are a parent, or give it to a parent you know here is a quick overview:
The book is beautifully illustrated by Stacy Curtis who has created a series of characters who children can relate to including the curious Goob the bear, the very active Jumper the Rabbit and many more who live in a place called Seven Oaks.
Each of the chapters in the book is a story that illustrates clearly and effectively one of the seven habits. For example, chapter six The Big Bad Badgers is a tale of how ‘Together Everyone Achieves More’ – it is T.E.A.M. work in the words of Sean, in the words of his Dad Stephen we call it synergize. It has the same positive result and it has helped my children see the importance of working together.
Another story teaches the concept of Win Win – another very important life principle.
I find it interesting that my children are not bored to read the stories again and again because they are fun as well as educational.
Go here and read the table of contents and invest in one of the best life changing books a parent can buy, use and give as gifts to other parents. The world is richer for this simple and powerful book to help our chidren. Honestly, thank you Sean Covey.
David, another happy dad.