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The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens

by Sean Covey

Touchstone | October 1, 1998 | Trade Paperback

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens is rated 4 out of 5 by 10.
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. 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 9.12 × 6.12 × 0.6 in

Published: October 1, 1998

Publisher: Touchstone

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0684856093

ISBN - 13: 9780684856094

Found in: Adolescence, Health and Well Being
Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from great, but description was lacking My kids are enjoying the book but I wish it was made clear that it is a "mini" version. It is just about 3 inches X 3.5 inches.
Date published: 2011-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring and Accessible I read this as a teen because of a leadership program I was attending. Although my self-esteem was not in the "low" at the time, this book still made me feel better to be myself, and also gave me the self-confidence to defy the trend and stake out my own path. This book is very accessible to teens because it talks to them in a way that is straightforward but inspiring all at the same time. This book features cartoons and excellent quotes (that I still look at from time to time) that are sure to put you on a road to a better "you". If your child (or YOU) need a good uplifting talk from a non-parent figure, this book is probably your best bet. It makes you see the world differently, and though I went in as a pessimist (unfortunately), I came out optimistic. I recommend this book with the Reflections from the same series.
Date published: 2006-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy, motivation! I read this book in high school when, like many teenagers, my self-esteem was compromised. I would recommend guidance offices carry these for loan-outs! This book is a must for ALL teens as it illustrates lessons that are easily and readily applied to real life. An invaluable tool for everyone.
Date published: 2002-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent way to find the right path in life This book sends a positive message to teens like myself, about dealing with the challenges and obsticals of adolecense. It discuses how to deal with peer pressure, time managment, setting goals, decision making and being "bullied". It is written in an entertaining, and engaging format. I would highly recomend it to any teen, sudent, or parents of teen children.
Date published: 2000-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not just for Teens The title of this book is very misleading. People in their twenties can benefit highly from this book. The content is very well laid out and is very applicable to people of all ages. I highly recommend this book to people who are trying to get a hold of their life.
Date published: 2000-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens The author is the son of Stephen R. Covey, who wrote The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I enjoyed this book because it is like a companion to Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul. It provided many helpful tips about choices in life, prioritizing, stress management, teamwork, education and career paths. I found the author's life story very interesting, and relevant to the topics discussed throughout the book.
Date published: 1999-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Book! I've read the "adult" version of this book and I have to say that I got a lot more out of Sean's book than I did Stephen's. The anecdotes, quotes, cartoons and poetry are educating, yet entertaining at the same time. The stories were very relative to my age level - reading some of the short stories was like reading a story about myself. Some people might regard the book as "uninspirational and preachy", but for me it was anything but that. What you get out of reading it just depends on how the habits are utilized. Reading the book, it was as if new doors were opening before me. I am better able to handle any arising problems, and solve them faster as well. Two thumbs up!
Date published: 1999-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not just for teens I had a hard time putting this book down! I first bought it so I would have something to read on the way back home from vacation. I hardly ever buy books I just put them on Birthday and Christmas lists but this is the best $20 I ever spent! this book has great tips it should be read by every teen, parent of teens and children who will become teens, teachers etc...
Date published: 1999-06-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Uninspirational and preachy This book was not what I expected: it was so preachy and square that I don't know how Covey's message can effect anyone. It was condescending and patronizing...I couldn't figure out whether it was my parents telling me to join a convent, or my local priest. The verdict? A repetetive, predictable bore, that tells teens that in order to be a positive leader and have self-worth, you must never drink, smoke, go to bed past 10:00 pm, or fight with your parents. These are issues we face every day and for Covey's information, we've been informed that they are wrong. Author: If you're going to write a book for teens, try to relate to the 16 year old inside of us; not the 45 year old inside of yourself.
Date published: 1999-06-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Patronizing pap If you're looking for teen guidance, this is exactly where not to look. Sex is only discussed as something to save for marriage, sexual preferences aren't even brought up, and all substance uses are implicitly evil (yes, even caffeine), and all the "habits" described are pretty much geared toward putting you in a nun's habit, unless you want to become a meat-and-potatoes-straight parent of 4 like the Utah author.
Date published: 1998-12-03

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The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens

by Sean Covey

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 9.12 × 6.12 × 0.6 in

Published: October 1, 1998

Publisher: Touchstone

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0684856093

ISBN - 13: 9780684856094

About the Book

In the bestselling tradition of "Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul," this invaluable guide speaks loudly and convincingly to teens and provides them with universal principles sure to enhance their effectiveness and guide their future decisions.

Read from the Book

Get in the HabitThey make you or break you Welcome! My name is Sean and I wrote this book, I don't know how you got it. Maybe your mom gave it to you to shape you up. Or maybe you bought it with your own money because the title caught your eye. Regardless of how it landed in your hands, I'm really glad it did. Now you just need to read it.A lot of teens read books, but I wasn't one of them. (I did read several Cliffs Notes book summaries, however.) So if you're like me, you may be ready to shelve this book. But before you do that, hear me out. If you promise to read this book, I'll promise to make it an adventure. In fact, to keep it fun, I've 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. So will you give it a try?Okay? Okay!Now, back to the book. This book is based on another book that my dad, Stephen R. Covey, wrote several years ago entitled The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Surprisingly, that book has become one of the bestselling books of all time. He owes a lot of the credit for its success to me and my brothersand sisters, however. You see, we were his guinea pigs. He tried out all of his psycho experiments on us, and that's why my brothers and sisters have major emotional problems (just kidding, siblings). Luckily, I escaped uninjured.So why did I write this book? I wrote it because life for teens is no longer a playground. It's a jungle out there. And
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From the Publisher

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. 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.

About the Author

Sean Covey was born in Belfast, Ireland, and raised in Provo, Utah; he has lived in South Africa, Boston, and Dallas. He is currently Vice President of Retail Stores at Franklin Covey Co., one of the world's leading time and life leadership authorities. He graduated with honors from BYU with a degree in English and later earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. As the starting quarterback for BYU, he led his team to two bowl games and was twice selected the ESPN Most Valuable Player. Before joining Franklin Covey, he worked at Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group, Trammell Crow Ventures, and the Walt Disney Company. He is a popular speaker to youth and adult groups and is the author of Fourth Down and Life to Go.

Sean's favorite activities include going to movies, working out, riding his dirt bike, hanging out with his family, eating (anything in large quantities), and writing poor poetry. Sean and his wife, Rebecca Thatcher, are the parents of four children.

From Our Editors

Being a teenager means making important life decisions. But it doesn't mean life has to be tough. Using language and real-life teen scenarios, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers speaks convincingly about relationships, peers, parents, school and life choices offering direction and specific skill training to help teens make informed decisions. Adapted from the best-selling The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, it helps teens create their own unique destinies at a time when everything often seems overwhelming and complex.

Editorial Reviews

Dr. Laura C. Schlessinger author of Ten Stupid Things Women Do To Mess Up Their Lives This book has many positive, inspirational, and motivational strategies to help teenagers live up to their potential.

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17