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5.0 out of 5 stars Never to early to start building good habits..., September 18, 2008
This review is from: The 7 Habits of Happy Kids (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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Initial post: May 28, 2012 8:22:51 AM PDT
Shop Wise says:
Is this book still revelent for 16 years old kid?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2014 9:28:16 AM PDT
Avid Reader says:
There is a Seven Habits book for teenagers. That would be better and teenagers enjoy reading it. My daughter read it on her own when she found it in her room from an older sibling.
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