The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens (Miniature Edition)

 
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Distilled from Sean Covey's popular guide, this miniature book applies the principles of the original, best-selling book to help teens navigate those challenging years.

Based on his father's bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Sean Covey applies the same principles to teens, using a vivacious, entertaining style. To keep it fun, Covey writes, he "stuffed it full of cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world... along with a few other surprises." Did he ever! Flip open to any page and become instantly absorbed in real-life stories of teens who have overcome obstacles to succeed, and step-by-step guides to shifting paradigms, building equity in "relationship bank accounts," creating action plans, and much more.

As a self-acknowledged guinea pig for many of his dad's theories, Sean Covey is a living example of someone who has taken each of the seven habits to heart: be proactive; begin with the end in mind; put first things first; think win-win; seek first to understand, then to be understood; synergize; and sharpen the saw. He includes a comical section titled "The 7 Habits of Highly Defective Teens," which includes some, shall we say, counterproductive practices: put first things last; don't cooperate; seek first to talk, then pretend to listen; wear yourself out... Covey's humorous and up-front style is just light enough to be acceptable to wary teenagers, and down-and-dirty enough to really make a difference. (Ages 13 and older) --Emilie Coulter

Customer Reviews:

  • Excellent book for teens!
    The 7 habits of highly effective teens is the perfect book for teens. It's a book is a useful guide for teens. It tells what teen should do and not to do. It's a fun book to read. If you haven't already read this, your life is wasted......more info
  • "Seven Habits of Continued Success"
    The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens was written by Sean Covey in order to improve the overall quality of a teenager's life. Sean Covey not only introduces the importance of including these seven habits in a teen's daily life, but also touches on many important points including self esteem, peer pressure, relationships and health.
    The summer before my freshman year I was selected to attend a two week Leadership Institute that was based off The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens. After four years, I'm currently a college freshman, and can honestly say I use the Seven Habits daily. The Seven Habits is a simple book which easily relates to teens and what they might be going through. Here are some of the life lessons I gained.

    1. Maintaining a positive outlook, when you're negative you miss many opportunities to learn from important situations.
    2. Recording and updating goals regularly, "A goal not written is only a wish."Record your goals so you hold yourself accountable for your actions. Never stop goal setting!
    3. Synergy, when you learn to work and collaborate with others the result will be amazing. I learned throughout my high school years that I didn't know everything and I wasn't always right. When you learn to synergize and listen to others, your relationships and your overall outcome will improve.
    Parents purchase this for your teens, sit in their room, and let them pick it up at their own time. They will thank you for it later. I highly recommend this book to teenagers and individuals who want to make positive changes in their lives.
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  • My teens loved this book
    After reading 7 Habits of the Highly Successful Family, I checked the teen book out at the library and liked it very much. Bought 2 copies to give to my teens. When your 16 year old son likes it, you know it's a winner....more info
  • "Seven Habits of Continued Success"
    The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens was written by Sean Covey in order to improve the overall quality of a teenager's life. Sean Covey not only introduces the importance of including these seven habits in a teen's daily life, but also touches on many important points including self esteem, peer pressure, relationships and health.
    The summer before my freshman year I was selected to attend a two week Leadership Institute that was based off The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens. After four years, I'm currently a college freshman, and can honestly say I use the Seven Habits daily. The Seven Habits is a simple book which easily relates to teens and what they might be going through. Here are some of the life lessons I gained.

    1. Maintaining a positive outlook, when you're negative you miss many opportunities to learn from important situations.
    2. Recording and updating goals regularly, "A goal not written is only a wish."Record your goals so you hold yourself accountable for your actions. Never stop goal setting!
    3. Synergy, when you learn to work and collaborate with others the result will be amazing. I learned throughout my high school years that I didn't know everything and I wasn't always right. When you learn to synergize and listen to others, your relationships and your overall outcome will improve.
    Parents purchase this for your teens, sit in their room, and let them pick it up at their own time. They will thank you for it later. I highly recommend this book to teenagers and individuals who want to make positive changes in their lives.
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  • true condition not disclosed
    the seller should have stated that the exercises/activities had already been completed (in black marker, no less)rendering those activities useless to me. the book had writing in it throughout, which affects the experience of the reader as they attempt to do the exercises....more info
  • Inspiring Book
    The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens is an ok book. It basically helps teen deal with there problems. It does have a lot of problems that teens actually do go through. The book is good on teaching teens how to get through things. The bad part just seems like all teens should be perfect. Everyone makes mistakes and not everyone is going to be how the book wants them to be. It makes teens sound like they should just get over it and forget about what they are going through. That was the only thing that I didn't like about the book. The author of this book relates problems in the book to problems he experienced when he was younger. I thought the book related to a lot of my problems but it's kind of boring.. it doesn't have any excitement. The book also seemed like it was kind of saying the same thing from the start to the finish. The author however did do a good job on writing the book. I would recommend the book to troubled teens because it can help them learn to deal with similar problems that they are going through. Teens won't be able to get through everything completely but I think it is almost guaranteed to help them a little bit but they are going to have to be willing to sit down and take the time to read it because the book isn't going to read itself. This is one book however that I could probably read again....more info
  • DON'T READ THIS BOOK!!!
    This book is the most painful book I've ever had to read. Spare yourself and don't read it....more info
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
    Excellent book. The author Sean Covey closely follows the principles of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People at a level that teenagers can understand and relate to. Examples, cartoons and visuals used are relevant. Book is written in a manner which is interesting and thought provoking....more info
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Book Review





    The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Teens

    The book of highly effective teens is a book of inspiration to all teens who need help in daily life. It also shows how they cope with problems in life. She told us that it gives certain advice on how teens can get help with their problems. Well it is like a guide to the teen life. I like the points where he would give advice to at least help you out.

    I would recommend this book to the rambunctious kids. Some teens don't normally get advice from someone. I would say to them "you need to turn to this book cause it will help you and your problem from building". Believe me your problems will sink when you read this book. Pick it up and you'll be off to a new start with a problem free life!
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  • a boring book reveiw
    This so called book. The book I read was okay. The book cursed out some facts on real life. Which was cool it talked about real life problems, not problems of like rich peoples kids cursing at their teachers and their parents don't know what to do with the situation.
    As my teacher was saying one day when we first started to read this book. Some parents like to give this book to their teenagers as a gift. Have them read It and some times they change. Some kids don't read it. That's what my teacher said. I just read the book and answer the questions in the book.

    The book was okay to read I understand it. I usually don't understand any of the books I want to read. Sucks to be me! That's what I think. Well today at lunch was so fun. Me and I friends went and did stage surfing. Like at concerts. Had to write that. That's it for me on writing this essay.
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  • Grest Book
    This book is excellent to guide your children on the right path of life at an early age....more info
  • Simply put, it works
    It's right, these are highly effective habits for not only teenagers, but anyone. I was disappointed with this miniature edition, not because there is anything wrong with it, but I did not expect it to be so small. I recommend the regular sized book. You will undoubtedly be an improved man if you read this book. ...more info
  • the seven habits of highly effective teens
    I was given this book as a gift. At first, I was skeptical as to what purpose it served, and it collected dust on my night stand for a couple months.

    After getting into some trouble, my dad requested that I read this book, as well as right a brief report on each chapter. I would say that it just reinforces things that teenagers already have an idea of in the back of their minds. It just takes some self-assessment to realize these things. The seven habits were be proactive, begin with the end in mind, seek first to understand - then to be understood, think win-win, sinergize, and sharpen the saw. All of these things, I'm sure, teenagers are familiar with. I learned the phrase "sharpen the saw" in middle school. What this book does is give teenagers an in-depth look at what these things mean, and how to use this advice to their advantage. I think the author did a good job of creating stories and situations that teenagers can relate too, but I also think, that at times, he can be a bit corny in his attempts to make the stories seem realistic.

    Overall, this book is a good read for any teen who feels like they need some structure in their life. It wont fix your problems, but it will give you the tools you need....more info
  • Inspiring Teens
    "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" is about advice and things teens could follow and do to avoid negativity. It helps in odd, embarrassing, and life changing situations. It's advice for teens who can or need to get their life back on track. I'd give this book 5 stars out of 5. The book was great, even though it wasn't that interesting. I liked the advice given, some of it helped. I recommend this book to teens going through hard times or any problem going on in their lives. Even to give that little push to get you out of your problems. This book could help whether you're going through anything or not. I personally, really liked the book. It was really helpful. It kind of opened my eyes. Now I see that certain things that I was doing could have been easily changed. This book is amazing. I recommend it to anyone.
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  • Best Book Ever !
    I completely fell in love with this book the second I started reading it. Sean is an amazing writer and wish someday to meet him. Everything in this book has helped me through real- life situations. A very important accomplishment was made becuase of this book and because I wanted it so badly; I made all a's and b's my ninth grade year. This was my first time in my life that I had made that great accomplishment....more info
  • A Book That Really Helps
    A Book That Really Helps



    This book talks about several types of problems that teens have. The seven habits are being proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek first to understand then to be understood, synergize, and sharpen the saw.

    This book really is interesting. It does talk about a lot of similar problems I, myself have. So it really helps me in a way. It has knowledge and humor in the writing. I don't like some of what it writes because at points it seems its telling us,
    the readers, how to solve our problems. I know it's trying to help but it should suggest, not tell.

    Other teens should read this book because when you think about it, we really do have these problems. This book can give knowledge and some common sense to those who read it.

    The author's dialogue really makes everything sound so real like it's right there. It feels like you are actually having the problem and he talks you through it. So overall the author was awesome.
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  • the 7 habits reveiw
    The 7 habits book of highly effective teen is a book that sucks. The book is just telling you about how you should do things. The book wants to tell you to not do that you like to do. The book is a pain in the ass. We should be free to make are own action. They are some good things about this book and a lot of bad things about it.
    This is good to be the good thing about this book. The book can be helpful with some thing in life, but not all things. The book can help you stay away from drugs if you read it. Some part of the book can't be help or just plain stupid. They're some things that will make you want to burn it. It will make a go fire starter I think.
    Now the bad things. The book sucks. You should not read this book its evil. No one likes it. The person that likes it should move far, far, and very far away. It will try to change the way you are forever. If you like your self and the way your life is do not read the book.
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  • Great Read For Parents As Well As Teens
    I read this book before I gave it to my thirteen year old son. Because I was told that if gave great insight on the the way that some teenagers think as they go through growing pains. It also was helpful to my child to see that there was someone else who had similar issues and experiences. This book also gave detailed characteristics that a negagtive/unsuccessful teen would have and the positive characteristics that a successful teen should posses. I recommed this book to every parent and there teens to use as a steping stone for opening the means of communication into character building.

    Claudette...more info
  • 7 Habits of Effective Teens
    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 ...more info
  • Way of Life
    The book has taught me how to live my life. I do, know now how to take care of myself. I use manners and treat others equally. I learn to respect my mind and myself. I have been foreshadowing lately about my life.
    My family has seen changes in me. Flashbacks are a nightmare now and my life is a lot easier. I learn not to take my family for granted. My family and I get along great now that I've read this book. It is a lot easier to be happy anywhere anytime.
    I also learn to exercise my mind. My idioms have now come out clearly. I read and learn more. I know now that my mind is precious and still growing and not to abuse it. My mind is my tool.
    I recommend this book to you because it helps you understand your way of life.
    This book helps me understand my life and how I should take care of it. It taught me how learn the right way. I guarantee this story will change your life forever. Grab yourself a chair and this book and read.
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  • Great book.
    The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens is what I like to call a guidance book. Author Sean Covey gives you his father's seven habits to success in all parts in life, but in a fun, easy to understand way. Some habits help you become a better person, working on your personality and habits. Others help you become better with other people through conversation, teamwork, and reactions. This book really helped me go in a new direction with my life with things I definitely needed to change. After reading this, honesty and being proactive became top priorities, a first in some time. The book showed me that people have thoughts, and that by improving how you listen, life became easier. The book gives humorous side cartoons, activities for thought, and deep, touching, personal stories of both Covey and various teens, making it one of those books you can never put down. I have read this book many times since last year, and still refer to it. I recommend it to any teen, or in fact, any person. All you need to read this book is an open mind to your true self and a want for improvement....more info
  • Best Read of 7Habits material
    I read the original version of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People early on. If fact, I became a certified instructor and have taught the material to several thousand people.

    Although the material is fantastic, I always found the book a bit academic, a little dry for me. When Stephen Covey's son wrote the TEEN version of this book, he reached out to the non-academic market. This book is a delight to read and is extremely reader friendly for those of us that are visual and relay on our right brain.

    I recommend this book for your teens, but also for anyone interested in this material. I keep copies of both versions and a couple editions in other languages in my library, but if I could own only one version of the Seven Habits material, it would be the TEEN version....more info
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
    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. ...more info
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens (Miniature Edition)
    well i should have bought the original.
    i bought this for a friend in need of help and i liked the real book cuz it was well written and relate-able .
    but this book is a small edition and it only tell u what the 7 habits are...nothing else..
    i don't like it because beside intructions, we need inspirations and why we are the way we are. ...more info
  • My book review of the 7 habits
    My book review of the 7 habits

    The 7 habits book I read was O.K. It talked about what to do in a problem and how to solve a problem. It also talks about teens that had a similar problem and how they dealed with the problem. Then it talked about your health. It give tips of how you can take care of your heart and also about how you can watch your weight.
    My opinion about the 7 habits book is that it is helpful. The book gives much detail about the problems the teens had. The book was kind of boring sometimes but was also exciting. The book gave some helpful tips about all the problems you might come across in the future.
    The book was really fun the read. It was also very helpful. I enjoyed reading the 7 Habits Highly Effective teens. Some parts of the book had some humer and some parts had none at all, but was a good book to read.

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  • I love this book
    Wow this is one of those books that when you first look at it it looks boring its not. I ran for the Miss pagent of my town. "In my case Miss Yucca Valley" I was told that I was going to read in this book. I love to read so I didnt think much of it. I began to read every day. I fell in love with the ideas that this book holds. I began to read every chance I got. My friends were laughing at me because all I talked about was this book. The lessons in this story really taught me something. Every teen should read it....more info
  • My Review of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
    My Review of the 7Habits of Highly Effective Teens

    The 7Habits book, I read, was kind boring but it mostly talks about problems teens are going through. It also says there are 7habits teens going through. Another thing it has in this book is that it has short stories. Another thing it also has is comic strips to make the book entertaining. So that is all I could remember that was in the book.
    The Book wasn't really that interesting. I never really got what the book was trying to tell us. I also fell asleep sometimes because I got bored of reading it. And also never really bothered to read the end of the book. So to kill time in class I entertained myself.
    For the first habit in the book I did not really understand it. So I read the first habit again just so I could understand it. For the second habit I sort of got it, after a while. And fro the third I hardly even got what it was saying. And for the fourth habit I sort of got that one too. So all in all the book I read would probably get a 3 out of 10.
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  • Character Beats out All Averages, Hands Down
    His emphasis on character as the basis of effective living -- and a good basis for life -- is a unifying theme that will pull together all of the other points Sean Covey places in his book. This book is no copycat of his father's book; it is sharply readable and entertaining, as he promises at the outset.

    It's not hard to forget all the reasons not to be self-centered, materialistic, petty, and all the other bad things, when you keep in mind the idea of having good character as the basis for learning. In this way, too, the student can keep in mind possible explanations for parent behavior; they are reacting to stimuli that include but are not limited to things the reader may be up to. Not that parents are perfect -- not all of them, anyway. Some parents should be taken to the cleaners to dry in the sun, at least for a while. However, all other things being equal, the parent who does not aim at least part of his or her relationship with youth on the overall development and growth of his or her teen may be readily persuaded to see the light and accept the child for who he or she is by throwing this book at them.

    I have to give The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens about 4 stars, but it was a toss-up. It doesn't compare well with War and Peace, but as self-improvement reading it is hard to beat the seven habits book. The title probably required a release from the father-author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People -- or a great father-son relationship, anyway. On second thought, the publisher would have required the release, regardless.

    Almost nothing gets 5 stars. However, if you know somebody who is -- or if you are -- feeling messed up about which end is up and it seems that everything is racing through the mind too quickly, then slow down and look at the fundamentals, a little. Next, give this book to your parents, it should be mandatory reading as part of the parent licensing program I would propose that somebody or some group, church, religion or philosophy administer....more info
  • A great book for adults or teens
    I discovered this book by accident. I found the 365 days version with excerpts and jokingly said to my Mum that I should get it. She was serious that I should and bought it for me. I was intrigued...

    That quite possibly changed by life (not dramatically mind you but kept me on the right track). It took me ages to find the full version, but I bought (it wasn't cheap!) and read it straight away (and was a bit rude considering I was staying at someones house as a guest and hid in my room for hours reading!).

    It was the first "self help" book I have read and I'd say the best. It is SO easy to read and has lots of pictures and things so it's not just pages and pages of writing.

    I have read this book many times and even though I haven't read it for a year or so I can still remember half of the 7 habits and some of my Personal Mission Statement I wrote.
    But anyway, the book is great, easy to read and the stuff makes sense, really quickly - you don't have to sit and think about it for ages, you get it straight away - and you WILL remember it.
    I haven't even bothered reading his father's book - I've seen it in stores and been put off by the pages full of writing.

    Give this book a go - even if it is the only "self Help" book you EVER read it won't disappoint you (I have found others just don't match up).
    Give it to your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews or even your adult relatives and friends. Apart from the references to school aduts can still get a lot out of it!

    ENJOY!...more info
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens (Miniature Edition)
    well i should have bought the original.
    i bought this for a friend in need of help and i liked the real book cuz it was well written and relate-able .
    but this book is a small edition and it only tell u what the 7 habits are...nothing else..
    i don't like it because beside intructions, we need inspirations and why we are the way we are. ...more info
  • not only for teens!
    I recommend this book for young adults too.The simple, no-nonsense approach of Sean Covey makes this book an easy read. There's no useless psychobabble in this book unlike other self-help books. ...more info
  • It was ok, I guess.....
    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....more info
  • an ok book not the best book
    The book review on 7 habits. Sean Covey wrote it. The good point in the book is that it gives advice to teens with problems. The bad point is that some of the advice is dumb. The book is all right to read though.
    The book helps people with problems so it has to be good right. There are lots of little stories in the book too. The stories are about troubled teens. The teens that had problems solve it. If it was a bad thing the person will tell all the consequences.
    The writer wrights the book really good too. He wrights it as if he was a troubled person. He gets stories from troubled teens with problems. He gives some good advice to teens with problems. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read it.
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  • Saved me from a Bad path
    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. ...more info
  • Great Book! Should be read by all teens & tweens and even adults!
    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is written by Sean Covey as a teens guide for life. This book is a motivational book, "I wrote it because life for teens is no longer a playground... this book can be like a compass to help you navigate through it" (4). Fireside published this book in October, 1998. Sean Covey stresses three major points: to have self-mastery, have relationships and work as a team, and relax every once in a while.
    Self-mastery is divided into three habits: be proactive, begin with the end in mind, and put first things first. Habit one is to be proactive which means he or she needs to take responsibility for his or her own life, there is no need to blame things on others. This habit also tells he or she that everyone causes his or her own problems, not other people. Elaine Maxwell said, , "Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force" (60). Habits two is begin with the end in mind which means to plan a goal and a mission and keep it, he or she needs to plan ahead for the future. "So often, in our quest to be more popular and to be part of the `in-group,' we lose sight of the things that are far more important..."(93). Habit three is self explanatory: put first things first. He or she needs to follow a few guidelines to fulfill this habit. He or she needs to prioritize and keep the important things first and do the other things later when it is more convenient. Edmund Hillary, the first person to climb Mt. Everest, said, "It's not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves" (118). When he or she does these three habits they move up a level to work on three more levels before he or she does the final level.
    Sean's second point in his book is to be civic, which means have relationships and work as a team. This point also has three habits for one to follow. Habit four is think win-win, he or she should never think win-lose. Everyone is a winner and having a win-win attitude will boost his or her confidence and he or she will not become sore losers or have an attitude like one. C. S. Lewis said, "Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man" (146). Habit five tells a teenager to seek first to understand, then to be understood. This habit is saying one should not be rude in a conversation, he or she may not believe what the other is saying, but it could be valuable advice for the future. Listening to people sincerely is VERY important. Listening could save your life. A person may help another person out in life by speaking simple words or giving a lecture. A Native American proverb says, "Listen, or thy tongue will make thee deaf" (175). The last habit in this group is to synergize. This means a multitude of things such as working with a group to achieve more: "two heads are better than one", if someone works alone, he or she will get half or a third the work done compared to a group of two or three. Also, synergizing will help he or she sharpen his or her people skills and become prepared for group effort in future jobs. "Synergy doesn't just happen. It's a process. You have to get there" (198). Now that he or she has completed these six steps, he or she can now...relax.
    The third point of this book is to sharpen the saw. This means he or she needs to renew himself or herself, he or she need to take a break every once in a while. He or she also needs to know that life is not all work and no play, just relax and enjoy life. Lastly, relaxation is important in being successful. Famous Ancient Greek saying "Nothing overmuch" (207) tells of the importance of balance and to keep in touch with his or her four dimensions of life: body, brain, heart, and soul. Now that these seven steps are complete, he or she can start ALL over again!
    This is a great book, it has taught me to cope with my life. I am in the driver's seat of life and if I turn the wheel the wrong direction, I did it, not anyone else. It has also taught me that prioritizing is VERY important, a prioritized life is a few more steps closer to self rejuvenation. I have learned that one does not need to take the fast lane of life, but to go the speed that one thinks they need to take, one should control and prepare himself or herself for everything, and "be all that you can be". I liked the illustrations and examples that Sean had in his book. At first I was confused about the book, but when I read the examples and looked at the illustrations, it gave me a better understanding of the book. The book was overall great and in my opinion I see no need for improvement. Overall the explanations and methods that Sean tells one about makes the book valuable, it helps he or she have a better grasp on life and also a better understanding. To most people the rejuvenation is the best part, but he or she needs to remember that they have to go through SIX steps to get to the last step, like habit two says, he or she needs to begin with the end in mind.
    Sean Covey's motivational book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is a great book and should be mandatory for every teen to read. The purpose of the book is to help teens become more successful and know the meaning of life in three easy to follow points, self-mastery, relationships and teamwork, and relaxation. I would recommend for ALL teens to read this book because, it has changed many lives and has the potential to change many others.
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  • Amazing.....
    I bought this book for my 15 year old daughter, I'll admit I bought it at first as a punishment for lieing to me... it was originally meant for her... I just received it and spent my entire lunch hour reading it word for word! This is a fun read, and full of valuable information. I felt like i was 15 years old again talking to one of my older friends....
    This is definately a GREAT book and every person should read it.. not just teens!...more info
  • drugs and alcohol.
    Seven habits of inflicted teens

    This book is about how students act about there habits. They do drugs and alcohol.
    Drugs are were you doing smokes and weed. Alcohol is were you drinking. I used to do drugs, but now that I have one Nisei and one nefu and another one on the way. So I don't really have time to do those kinds of drugs and alcohol.

    There's nothing to do, but what until there all grow up and get married.
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  • Teens Teens
    The book is an outstanding book. I would recommend the book to a lot Teenage people. I would let the young adults with problems similar to the kids in the book. Manly the book is about teenage kids growing up to be adults. So really the book is about the seven habits of highly effective teens. There were kids in the book who had serious problems. Then all of a sudden someone introduce this book to that one person and that person read it and found that it was okay to be the way that he was and that boy now understands what was wrong. The book has really changed his life. I like the book a lot.
    I think the reason why the teenage kids choose to deal with problems that some kids have is because of their religion, education, succeeding, production, exercise, caring, and the truthful facts. So the book is great. The literally terms are really common in the book of the seven habits.
    There was teen in the book had a problem or was in a situation. Well one of the teens in the book had a friend and the friend wasn't such a good friend to be with. The friend told the teen to try something. Then the kid new that it was a wrong thing to do. But he chose to do it. The teen sort of was foreshadowing and he knew if he walks in to the house the way he was then he knew that he was going to get in to a lot of trouble. So then when he thought what he had said he got into trouble when he had walked in the house.
    Another teen had a problem or a situation if you could say it like that. There was a literally term in there as well. The teen sort of saw it coming or he could've remember what had happen the last time he had got caught the other or the first time he had done that. Then he had remembered what had happened the first time he had did that. Then he had chose to what he had done or did what he did then when he got home. He did get caught and what he thought happened had unfortunately he did had to pay for what he done. The book was such an awesome book. I would recommend the book to others....more info
  • LIFE CHANGING.......
    It's true! It's a life changing book....

    We were going through some things with our 16 year old Daughter. She was making really bad choices for herself. She was going down the wrong path in alot of areas of her life. While she was going on a trip with her grandparents, I orderd this book to send with her to read. It came in to late she had already left for her trip. So when we got the book, I began to read it. It was such a powerful book. I read it to my husband, and he called her grandparents right away and had them buy her the full edition book while she was away. Well, when she got home after being gone a week. We had a discussion about it. She cried and told us she was sorry for the way she had been treating us and for the wrong things she had been doing. (Making a very long story short) The book she said help her adjust her thinking on things. I saw a life change from reading this book. She has also leant it out to her best freind to read. She LOVED it! I would suggest for every parent to get this book. Your kids will love it! He also reaches into their level with cartoons, and quotes too. So it's easy reading for them.

    Also, A few years back My Husband had read his father's book (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People ), And I saw a total transformation in him from reading it. So both books are highing recommended. ...more info
  • Good Book
    The book was fine, after I ordered it from Books A Million. I had ordered it from Amazon's vendor "Warehouse Deals", and after waiting two weeks with no book and no response to my questions to "Warehouse Deals" I ordered from Books A Million. On their behalf Amazon did credit my account. Still have not had a response from the seller(?)....more info
  • wow, amazing.

    As a 16 year old junior in high school, I have found this book to be the best I have ever read for someone who wants to improve your life. You may think that you don't need this book if you are a teen, but you do... it's changed my life....more info
  • a good book for adults, too.
    i am not a teenager any more, it was displayed at my local library. I love to read new books, so i checked it out, i am glad that i did. I didn't want to read his dad's book which were published at least 10 years ago, i want to read something new and fresh.

    I haven't finished reading, but it already boosted my confidence. Every adults probably think that they know what to do in order to be successful in their lives. This book is like a personal coach, it taught me something that I have never thought about.

    Of course, there are things in this book that are just for teens. Overall, it is a very good book. It can be read more than once just to remind yourself when you are not feeling so sure about yourself. ...more info
  • The 7 Highly Effective Habits makes me want to ram a pencil in my eye
    This books is absolute bulls**t. Any idiot could tell you everything in this book, but it takes a special skill to write something that does it in a way that is so condescending and preachy. If you enjoyed this book than you, my friend, are in need of self-help....more info
  • Excellent resource for teenagers
    This has proven to be an excellent resource for teenagers, especially those entering high school. This book is easily read, and will offer excellent information to the high school or middle school student. I recommend adding a written journal aspect, as this would afford the student an opportunity to reflect on personal thoughts, goals, etc.
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  • 7 habits
    The book I read was the 7 habits, it was written by Sean Covey. The book was about tips and facts that can help teens get through life and its hardships. Sean used some evidence from his past. He faced times that were hard but he had some tricks to get by them and he thought he would write a book about ways to help teens with difficulties, relationships, and of course life.
    The guy Sean also interviewed people and added their stories and tips to help teens. The book was supposed to help teens in mid and high school. And it might help adults too, in which they can teach kids the fact of life.
    I think this book was alright, it would have been more interesting. It was different from the other books I read. And I recommend that kids that are teens that have problems should read this and make their lives more exciting and interesting.
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  • highly recommended!!
    I actually bought this book for myself when I was 25 years old. I didn't buy it for a teenaged brother or a daughter. It was purely for myself. I had read Stephen Covey's "7 Habits..." when I was in college and was very inspired by the book but decided to buy this book just to check it out. It looked like a fun read and I was curious to know what Stephen's son had to say about the habits. As mentioned in other reviews, both books have exactly the same ideas except Sean's book presents the ideas in a much simpler form (without losing the essense). I think the simplicity of Sean's book actually enhances the message being communicated. And now, although I still have Stephen Covey's book, I refer back to Sean Covey's book instead when I want a refresher. I highly recommend this book to adults who are looking for inspirational self-help books. I am going out to buy Sean's other book which seem to be receiving higher acclaim. Cheers....more info
  • Cheap Habits For The Soul


    The 7 habits book was about the 7 habits of highly effected teens. The book was written by Sean Covey. The author of the book uses parts of his life and other people in the book. The book described the PBA which is the personal bank account. And there's the RBA the relationship bank account.
    The book has to like help teen's live a better life. I don't think it does but I think it helps. It just makes you stucked up. I did not like this book, because it was boring. If I was going to read something like this. I'd rather read Chicken Soup For The Teenage Soul.
    Just because it is way better book to read than the 7 Habits book. And its a lot more better than the 7 habits.
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  • The 7 habits
    The book review on 7 habits. Sean Covey wrote it. The good point in the book is that it gives advice to teens with problems. The bad point is that some of the advice is dumb. The book is all right to read though.
    The book helps people with problems so it has to be good right. There are lots of little stories in the book too. The stories are about troubled teens. The teens that had problems solve it. If it was a bad thing the person will tell all the consequences.
    The writer writes the book really good too. He wrights it as if he was a troubled person. He gets stories from troubled teens with problems. He gives some good advice to teens with problems. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read it.
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  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
    The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens

    The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective teens is a book that talks about things that teens do. It talks about why teens do the things they do. It also gives advice for teens. It shows you ways how to solve problems. In the book I liked The part where it gave advice and opinions for teens. I did not like the some of the stories because some were not very interesting. I think other teens should read it because they might get some of the advice they need by reading the book.


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  • wow
    The 7 habits of highly effective teens is book about habits for teenagers. Show you about respect, loyalty, responsibility, integrity, and hard working. Shows you about your principles and you bank account. The bank account is about your life. When deposits it's something good thing when you withdrawals you did bad a thing. Shows you never give up on yourself even if you have broken leg or broken arm. If you have a talent keep doing it it's great way to become more confidence. Be active go outside play don't sit inside go do something fun because when you're old you wish your were young again. Growing is part of life too it's gets harder when keep growing up. You don't need boyfriend/girlfriend to be successful in life. If you see someone hopeless or weak, sad give him or her a compliment or help he or she out just make there day happy again. Every decision you make there always a good or bad consequence. ...more info
  • Useless and counterproductive
    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"....more info
  • Students love this
    My high school students in a rural area were very receptive to this information and found the accompanying workbook very helpful in shaping a new life...more info

 

 
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