The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens
By Sean Covey
The challenges teens face today are tougher than at any time in history: academic stress, parent communication, media bombardment, dating drama, abuse, bullying, addictions, depression, and peer pressure, just to name a few. And, like it or not, the choices teens make while navigating these challenges can make or break their futures.
In The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make, Sean Covey, author of the international bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, gives teens the strong advice they need to make informed and wise decisions. Using real stories from teens around the world, Covey shows teens how to succeed in school, make good friends, get along with parents, wisely handle dating and sex issues, avoid or overcome addictions, build self-esteem, and much more. Jam-packed with original cartoons, inspiring quotes, and fun quizzes, this innovative book will help teens not only survive but thrive during their teen years and beyond.
This is a resource for teens and their parents everywhere. Even if you are the only one who reads it, it will give you a good starting point for conversations or give you the words to talk about difficult issues. Try leaving it lying casually on the kitchen table. Your teen might pick it up when you are not looking!
The 6 Decisions:
1. School: I am Totally Stressed Out!
2. Friends: So Fun…So Fickle…
3. Parents: How Embarrassing!
4. Dating & Sex: Do We Have To Talk About This?
5. Addictions: It’s Not Hard To Quit… I’ve Done It a Dozen Times
6. Self Worth: If Only I Were Better Looking
This post first appeared on Lyliane Stewart’s site parentingeastwest.com on October 23, 2012.
Lyliane Stewart is a teacher, a positive discipline parent educator and a mother of two young adults. Originally from Switzerland, she lives with her husband in Beijing where she has been very active with the school community over the years. Her personal experience of living internationally in a cross-cultural family has given her a good understanding of the various challenges encountered by multi-cultural, multi-lingual expatriate families. Passionate about psychology and education, she founded Parenting East West to offer support to families around the world. Lyliane believes that by gaining a better understanding of ourselves, and of human relationships in general, we become better equipped for parenting. She offers weekly interactive parenting classes through which she introduces positive parenting tools and strategies.
The Mums2B group she started meets in Sanlitun weekly and welcomes new expectant parents.To get in touch, send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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