The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

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  • a must-read for talented teens who are tortured or broken by external circumstances
  • features practical tips and meaningful anecdotes to clarify the importance of each Habit
  • a refreshing dose of inspiration for teens who’ve lost the will to go for their best lives

Like father, like son: author Sean Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens follows in the footsteps of a mildly successful book by Covey’s somewhat well known dad. (That would be 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, by Stephen R. Covey, just to clarify.)┬áNepotism nitpickers might immediately disqualify Highly Effective Teens as Highly Successful People-lite, a boiled down and more palatable version to capitalize on the lucrative YA market. But being proactive, thinking “win-win,” and seeking to first understand before being understood, among the younger Covey’s Habits, are precisely what teen readers should digest for excellence in the classroom and in life. Highly Effective Teens is a highly noteworthy read for promising yet woebegone young readers who dream of a thriving adulthood.

Underscoring the book’s value are Covey’s inspiring anecdotes depicting plucky teens who persevered their way to success, having employed one or more Highly Effective habits. “Keep Hope Alive” is both the final chapter of the book as well as its primary theme that permeates the entire brief work, nurturing optimism through practical tips and choice doses of humor, especially in “The 7 Habits of Highly Defective Teens” section.

Future valedictorians and college phenoms in the rough, and particularly those who love and champion them, should read Highly Effective Teens into weathered and dog-eared condition as soon as possible.