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Overview THE ULTIMATE TEENAGE SUCCESS GUIDE -- Being a teenager is both wonderful and challenging. In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face. Covey provides a step-by-step guide to help teens improve their self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, and much more. In addition, this audio book is stuffed with great ideas and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world. A special live presentation on audio for teens, as well as parents, grandparents, and any adult who influences young people, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is destined to become the last word on surviving and thriving as a teen and beyond.
Publishers Description Being a teenager is wonderful and challenging. In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a step-by-step guide to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, get along with their parents, and much more. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens will engage teenagers unlike any other book.
An indispensable book for teens, as well as parents, grandparents, and any adult who influences young people, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is destined to become the last word on surviving and thriving as a teen and beyond.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.08" Width: 5.03" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.29 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2001
ISBN 1929494459 ISBN13 9781929494453
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More About Sean Covey
Sean Covey is the senior vice president of innovations and products at FranklinCovey, an organization devoted to helping individuals and organizations achieve greatness, and the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and Fourth Down and Life to Go. He lives in Alpine, Utah. Stacy Curtis is an award-winning cartoonist, an illustrator, and a printmaker. He lives in Oak Lawn, Illinois.
Sean Covey currently resides in Provo, in the state of Utah.
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Reviews - What do customers think about 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens?
It was ok, I guess..... Aug 25, 2008
Well, I'm 14 and perfectly authorized to write a review for this book since it IS for teenagers. The entire freshman class is being required to read this book as a part of our 48 Books Program and some of us like it and some of us absolutely can't stand it. I would give it the fact that it's remotely interesting but it's mean in a way that if you do something wrong you're totally undermining your self-esteem and I think that's just plain wrong. To make this book better he should have put more in that are popular that people actually know about and are funny, not just being used to prove a point. Also, the way he wants us to write in the book and stuff just doesn't appeal to ANY of us because of the way it's phrased before a line to write. Most of us just kind of think about it and go on. It's hard to hold my attention on it for very long because just reading through Habit #2 makes you read over a hundred pages of boring text. My school is in the top 36 elite high schools in the nation and they expect us to read this boring book that's of little or no help to the majority of it's freshmen? I mean, my math teacher thinks it's the best book on the planet, but seriously, he's kind of old. Us teens (who the book was actually written for) think it's not all that great. Whatever. Read it yourself and see what you think, this is only my opinion after all, not that a whole lot of people are going to read it or anything.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Jul 19, 2008
This book helps to answer the question- What must I do to be successful? The author discusses good habits of highly effective teens, as well as planning and win-win scenarios. Above all, a teen must be a good listener in order to influence people. Poor listeners are identified by the author; as follows:
o Do you pretend to listen? o Is your listening selective? o Do you listen to words only or take in other things like body language? o Are you empathetic? o Does your mind wander in another galaxy?
These are all good questions which the author poses. Each of us has a style. Some students are imaginative, creative or spatial. Others are investigative or inquisitive. Still others tend to be realists or fatalists. A minority of people tend to be too analytical. This phenomenon is called "analysis paralysis". Our tendency to over analyze a problem actually gets in the way of successfully executing a practical solution on an immediate basis.
Teams have all kinds of people. Some are plodders. Others are followers. Some may innovate while a minority of people harmonize the group and aid in its ultimate cohesion as a unit.
The book is an excellent value, The author poses questions aimed at getting teens to identify and correct sloppy habits/predispositions. These negative aspects may hinder academic performance later on.
7 Habits of Effective Teens Jun 18, 2008
This is a very good book for middle and high school age kids. It gives them a direction and a way to plan how they live and interact with other teens and adults. I'd also recommend getting the companion workbook The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Workbook [[ASIN:1929494173 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Workbook. It helps cement the concepts covered in the book
Saved me from a Bad path Mar 24, 2008
I come from a horrible background, my family has no moral structure, they're either on drugs or selling drugs.
My freshmen year of high school was really hard for me, my moms drug use escalated and I felt trapped. I was about to give up and go towards the bad stuff my family did/does. I just wanted to be accepted, I was too weird for the normal kids, but not hardcore enough the kids that let me hang with them.
I had no support, and I felt like I couldn't reach out, after a suicide attempt, I was put into a leadership class and the Curriculum was the Seven habits of highly effective teens
This book helped me: Over come my family (I moved out when I was 16) Get better grades (I went from a 1.6-3.8 in one year and graduated with a 2.5) It helped strengthen my moral goals (and give me some also) and It helped me take care of myself
I am now 19 a freshmen in college and working towards becoming an abnormal Child Psychologist.
A few good teachers and this book saved me from a life of crime and drugs.
I feel like there are a lot kids out there that need this book, and a few good teachers.
P.s. I still have my copy from my freshmen year, all beat up and highlighted and I re-read it every so often to remind myself of all the awesome stuff in there.
Useless and counterproductive Mar 12, 2008
Like many of the reviewers on here, I too was one of the unfortunate teens who had this book thrust upon them in high school. I was always a negativist at heart, so I am naturally critical of self-help programs and feel-good books like this one. But since I was going through a rough patch in my life, I decided to give it an honest chance. Plus, it was given to us at no charge, which I did appreciate.
Unfortunately, this book is only helpful to one of two different types of teens, neither category of which I happened to fall into. First are the type of individuals who are already happy-go-lucky, self-confident, and have already fully developed a sense of identity. Teens who are depressed, have a bad family situation, have financial troubles, or have issues with self-image should forget this book even exists. The second type of rare teenage breed who might actually benefit from this book is the one who has the dedication and the energy to uproot his or her entire life in order to live it according to Sean Covey's strict specifications.
Personally, I found the book to be so overly enthusiastic that it actually sickened me. Covey seems to assume every teenager is of the same mold. He doesn't account for some very important variables which often contribute to teenage stress and hardship (i.e., moving to a new location, domestic violence, the death of a loved one, mental illness, etc.) and the issues he does address are often glossed over in a goofy, unrealistic manner. It's plain to see that Covey, despite his "I-used-to-be-just-like-you" attitude, didn't have too many problems growing up. Perhaps he should have let someone more qualified write this book.
Even the people who might enjoy this text will be turned off by its blatant profiteering. There are copious references to a companion planner that you are supposed to buy, as if all other day planners are somehow incompatible.
My advice for troubled teens: burn this book and keep listening to angry music and playing violent video games. It is far more therapeutic than reading "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens".