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The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens Paperback – October 3, 2006
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"This book will prepare teens to handle the pressure and make the right universal big decisions right now." -- Peyton Manning, quarterback, Indianapolis Colts, two-time NFL MVP, six-time Pro Bowler
"As hard as it is not to be biased, I can say without reservation that this is one remarkable book! The writing is entertaining and inspirational. A definite must-read for teens, and all those who raise, teach, and lead them." -- Stephen R. Covey, author of the #1 bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
"From one mother to another, I highly recommend that if you want a better future for your teens, you must have them read this book!" -- Candace Lightner, founder, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
"This book is perfectly written. I want all 74,000 students in our district to read it as well as their parents and all 6,000 teachers. I am trying to figure out how to make it required reading for all teens in Nashville." -- Pedro Garcia, Ed.D. educational administration; superintendent, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
"It's a rare thing to find such an innovative and inspirational book all rolled into one." -- Larry King
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by Sean Covey
I have always been impressed by the published works of Stephen Covey, starting with his '7 Habits for Highly Effective People' which I read in the late eighties, followed by 'First Things First' & 'Principle-Centred Leadership' around the mid-nineties. I have yet to read his 'The 8th Habit'.
The most productive assimilative experiences for me from his success philosophies are essentially the first three habits (Be Proactive, Having the End in Mind, & First Things First) plus the last one (Sharpen the Saw).
Because of my work with teens, I came to appreciate also his son (Sean Covey)'s published works, mainly '7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens'.
In my strategy consultancy work, plus creativity classes with adult professionals & training in the schools with secondary students, I often recommend '7 Habits for Highly Effective People' & '7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens' respectively as mandatory reading. The feedback I get from them is always tremendously positive.
I have come to know about Sean Covey's new book quite by chance while surfing the net. I manage to grab a copy from my local bookstore.
The book is again targetted at a teen audience. In a nut shell, the principal theme of the book is how to make smart decisions for life's journey from teeny hopper to adulthood. The book starts off with a timely refresher on the 7 Habits as well as a fun & cool experiment, The Ten Year Time Travel Experiment. It covers the six critical areas:
- school: what are you going to do about your education?;
- friends: what type of friends will you choose & what kind of friend will you be?Read more ›
Sean Covey believes there are 6 important decisions that you will make in your life. They are decisions about school, parents, friends, dating and sex, addictions, and self-worth. Each section goes into great detail to explain each area.
Throughout the book, there are hilarious cartoons, graphics, famous quotes, and thoughts from other teens. Sean Covey did not just use his ideas and opinions. The book is filled with statistics, experimental studies, and professional reports which show that it is a quality book. The book never seemed offensive, and would not turn away teenagers who are facing problems that are talked about in the book.
I thought the specific examples of struggling teenagers was something great to use. Each section had multiple stories, positive and negative, about teenagers and how they have dealt with the 6 decisions in their lives. It really makes the decisions seem real and makes you think about how you have made those decisions in your life.
I thought it was very interesting to see that one of the teenage stories was about a student from my school in Ohio. My principal was also acknowledged in the thank-you section of the book. This book is widely published and having my school mentioned in the book made me feel connected to the book.
I would recommend this book to students in junior high. I think this would be very beneficial for students to read prior to high school. Although I did not read it until my Senior year in high school, it was still worthwhile and gave me good advice to use for the rest of my life.
For the last few weeks I have gathered my family and spent time reading this book to them and everyone has enjoyed it.
Thank you Sean for writing something that is helping kids and parents throughout the world
Thank you. We love this wonderful book!
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Bought for my 14 year old daughter for Christmas. I skimmed through it, well presentation of content.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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I bought this for my 14 yr old son. He's read it twice, so it must be reaching the right demographic.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer