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The 7 Habits of Happy Kids [Kindle Edition]

Sean Covey , Stacy Curtis
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, Sean Covey uses beautifully illustrated stories to bring his family's successful philosophy to the youngest child.

For the Seven Oaks friends, there is always something to do. Whether they're singing along with Pokey Porcupine's harmonica or playing soccer with Jumper Rabbit, everyone is having fun and learning all sorts of things. These seven stories show how practicing the 7 Habits makes this possible for the whole Seven Oaks Community.

From learning how to take charge of their own lives to discovering how balance is best, the Seven Oaks friends have tons of adventures and find out how each and every kid can be a happy kid!


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About the Author

Sean Covey, Executive Vice President of Innovation for FranklinCovey Corp., directed the development project that produced the 4 Disciplines of Execution. He is author of the international bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, having sold more than 4 million copies and translated into more than 20 languages. As director of FranklinCovey’s education practice, he travels the world teaching transformative strategy and execution to education leaders. An MBA from Harvard, he is the son of Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

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109 of 110 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never to early to start building good habits... September 18, 2008
Format:Hardcover
Just like famous fables, children will learn subtle messages in these seven stories teaching good habits. A nice added benefit is the parent discussion at the end of each section which gives ideas on opening up conversations with children. On the same page are steps you can do to solve problems or promote the character trait in your child.

"I'm bored" which translates to, "Mom, entertain me" is one of my favorite issues in this book. Children need to take charge and figure out on their own that they alone actually have the ability to solve the boredom problem. If they realize they can solve the boredom problem, this will be the first step to realizing they are the key to solving any problem in their life.

There are 6 other issues: having a plan, work comes before play, everyone can win, listen before speaking, together is better, and balance is best. These are easy to demonstrate to young children using examples in your own household. Extracurricular activities and play dates do not take place without a plan. We need to clean our room (work) before playing, and so forth.

While they are all important, it's a nice touch that each character trait has a separate story so parents could choose to repeatedly read the story with the behavior they would like to develop or improve. I would definitely recommend this book for young children.
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85 of 88 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It works!!! October 27, 2008
Format:Hardcover
When I saw this book, I had to laugh.....another product trying to cash in on the success of the original (7 Habits of Highly Effective People). Except that I LOVE the original. So I bought it, expecting mediocre stories but an opportunity to discuss the 7 habits with my children.

To my surprise, the stories themselves are actually decent. On their own, I'd give them 3 stars. To rate the potential this book has to teach, though, I'd give it 5 stars. Each habit has a story that illustrates ...more When I saw this book, I had to laugh.....another product trying to cash in on the success of the original (7 Habits of Highly Effective People). Except that I LOVE the original. So I bought it, expecting mediocre stories but an opportunity to discuss the 7 habits with my children.

To my surprise, the stories themselves are actually decent. On their own, I'd give them 3 stars. To rate the potential this book has to teach, though, I'd give it 5 stars. Each habit has a story that illustrates it, a little tidbit for parents to read, questions to discuss with your child, and several suggestions on how a CHILD can implement that habit. The suggestions are great; I wouldn't have thought of many of them on my own.

We've been focusing on a habit a week. We read the story Sunday, discuss it, talk about some of the suggestions my kids would like to try, and then work on it over the week. My husband and I try to make a big deal of it every time we see one of the kids coming through. I'm amazed! Already, my 8 and 5 year-olds are going out of their way to be proactive and plan things out and just plain take responsibility for themselves. Not only that, they liked the stories enough to sneak the book away and read all seven of them on the first day.

I think the original 7 Habits is right on the mark, so I'm thrilled to find an age appropriate way to share it with my children.
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44 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! April 12, 2009
Format:Hardcover
It's a great book.
I have three kids 6, 4 and 3 years old, I started reading/describing the characters and the whole place where each story happens...
They learned every character description and recognize each place of 7 oaks immediatly and love to show me where the stories are happening...
It's incredible how their little minds remember the habits already taught when they apply on their daily life. Every night they ask me to read it...
Excuse me for my " not so good" english... but spanish is my language.
I really recommend it
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My oldest child loves this book July 17, 2012
Format:Hardcover
I have three kids ages 8, 5 and 3. The oldest has read and re-read this book for over a year now and really does start to understand the principles. I just have to mention one of the characters and how they handled a situation to get him to apply it to his own situation. Some of the most "sticky" lessons have been the chapter on "win-win" and on "work first, play later."

I would (and have) recommend the book to anyone with kids in this age range. I look forward to reading it more to my 5-year-old this year. I don't think that it really works for kids that are younger, except as fun stories, which they are.

Also, my condolences to Sean on the passing of his father this week, what an amazing legacy he left.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for all young children September 23, 2008
Format:Hardcover
A beatifully written and illustrated book that while capturing a young child's attention will be quietly teaching time tested principles. Every parent, grandparent and elementary school classroom should have a copy. Learning the principles at an early age will lead to greater success later in life and this starts the teaching of the principles in the truly formative years.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deserves space in any parent's library December 12, 2008
Format:Hardcover
In 7 Oaks all kids are friends and learning something new together. Here seven illustrated stories demonstrate how to keep the 7 Habits in mind through life's byways and possibilities, pairing amusing stories with values and principles based in the adult 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE. Parents wishing to start their kids off early in the program will find this a most accessible, important approach that deserves space in any parent's library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars recommended
My kids love these stories. I cannot tell if they are Learning any life lessons. Age 3 and 5
Published 2 days ago by saralee
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
The stories sort of bug me but my boys LOVE it!!
Published 5 days ago by daniel
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book for children of all ages
Fantastic book for children of all ages. Great lessons in an easy to read and understand story. This book should be in all classrooms and in all homes with kids. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Janet
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 habits of happy kids
This book is a great read for the kids & helping them with everday life! the sellers of the book were spot on & it was in good condition, i would buy from them again! thanku!
Published 23 days ago by Kenda
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 Habits
Great book, we bought one for each of our elementary classrooms.
Published 28 days ago by notashopper
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I feel like when I rate a product and / or a seller as excellent, I am confused as to why I must submit a comment, so I just say lots of things like this. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Brenda J. Hargis
1.0 out of 5 stars This is terrible!!
The reason I gave this one start, is I purchased for my kindle and you cannot see the pages. It does not zoom in! This is terrible!!!!!
Published 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very worth while to purchase to use in the classroom.
Published 1 month ago by Amelia
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
This was a gift for a student who loved reading my copy!
Published 1 month ago by Summer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great teaching tool
Great teaching tool, should have bought it sooner... my girls are 8 and 10 and there are some lessons in this book that would have been easier to teach them early.
Published 1 month ago by G33KGirl
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