Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey

Reviewed by: Kimball, age 15

Genre: Self-Help

Time Period: Present


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is a guide to life geared towards teenagers, specifically of high school age, detailing seven practices and ideals one should adopt to become successful later in life as an adult. The seven habits are:

  1. Be proactive-- you do not control circumstance, so don't let it control you
  2. Begin with the end in mind-- plan out your life and decisions
  3. Put first things first-- prioritize and don't procrastinate
  4. Think win-win-- it's not a competition, nobody's better than everyone else
  5. Seek first to understand, then be understood-- keep counsel with others, don't just give advice
  6. Synergize-- use teamwork and play your strengths
  7. Sharpen the saw-- practice your talents and take a break once in a while

Themes: goal setting, interpersonal relationships, 

Recommended Age: 14 and up

Full Disclosure:

This book is for teens, but aimed at high-school age teens rather than 13 year-olds. However, while they might not get as much out of it, these are life skills and they will benefit from reading this book. Book also mentions sex.

Rating: 4.5 stars

Other Books: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey)

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