Good habits start early. But teens have a lot going on in their lives—and that’s not even counting the new challenges we all face in the era of COVID-19. Between trying to please their parents, fitting in with friends, and struggling to succeed in school, it’s all too easy for teens to feel overwhelmed. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a way that we could help them tackle it all with ease?
Enter The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, a self-help book that considers the unique challenges that young people face. Author Sean Covey explores how adolescents can use positive habits to improve every aspect of their lives, including their relationships with relatives and their ability to work towards important life goals.
While everyone is different, exceptional teenagers tend to have seven traits in common:
1. The willingness to tackle problems head-on.
2. The ability to start a task or project with the end result in mind.
3. The ability to prioritize important tasks.
4. The ability to believe that everyone can win.
5. The willingness to understand others before they seek to be understood.
6. An eagerness to work with others to create better results.
7. A continual thirst for self-improvement.
By approaching self-improvement as a holistic lifestyle—not a one-time event—you can better guide the teen in your life on the path to lasting success. (We think you might even borrow some of these tips for yourself.) Get started with our new Instaread on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.