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The 7 Habits of Happy Kids Hardcover – September 16, 2008
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About the Author
Stacy Curtis is the illustrator of The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. He lives with his wife and dog in Oak Lawn, Illinois.
Top Customer Reviews
"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.
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.
This book, at a very elementary level, demonstrates the usefulness of the same seven habits detailed in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Think about helping your child become the best s/he can be! What a great aid in your parenting.
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.
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
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Be careful when ordering. I don't own a kindle. I wanted the actual book that my kids can hold in their hands. I am disappointed that I have to BUY it again so my kids can read it.Published 2 hours ago by Book Lover
Great book for kids about the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. I love it!Published 10 days ago by KJ
An awesome read for sure,,, our children are loving this book and the activities,, it has also helped me bruch up on the 7 habits for highly effective people... MUST READPublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
A very good book, the stories dealt with all the issues i have with my boys. I read it with my !4 year old some years ago and now I reading it with my 6 year old. Read morePublished 21 days ago by edwardsean.sinanan@petrotrin
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A 10 and 12 year old read it. Both kids LOVED the lessons and the delivery within the book.Published 27 days ago by ManoJ
I'm extremely impressed with this book! The stories are fun and teach the seven habits in smart ways that kids can relate to. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brecka Botts