The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens

The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens

by Sean Covey
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The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book I really like--it told me I was on the low road. I was reading it and it was doing examples of other teens and they nailed me! After reading it I decided to do better in school, never get involved with anything that has to do with addictions, and wait till after marraige for sex. I decided I will be a better friend to everyone. And I will, repeat WILL pursue my goals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BlueSkyMorning More than 1 year ago
As a Life Coach, I don't always agree with everything in this book, but in general, I think it is a great resource for teens and adults. It provides great advice and food for thought, not only for teens, but also for adults (like me) who may still be struggling with habits developed during their teenage years. Sean Covey's messages are clear and realistic, he doesn't sugar-coat anything, and he speaks to his readers as intelligent, competent adults. I believe this is a must-read for all teenagers. I am giving a copy of it to my nephew for his 17th birthday. I really think he will enjoy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We were reading this book in class as a group and we got to a part where it said 'depression is a choice'? Now, being how my mother works with people who are depressed and went to school to get a master's degree in college I think she would know what she was talking about when she said 'depression is NOT a choice. Depression is either caused by a chemical inbalence or things depressing happen to you that cause chemical inbalences. Medication CAN help that. If this guy is going and telling everybody that it's their fault their depressed and they choose to be, then these people won't get help, won't get medication, and eventually end up sucidal. And sometimes, if it is parents who get depressed and stressed out while pregnant, and they don't get help, they too will become sucidal and some even kill their children.' Now they are taking this book and reading it to bunches of schools so kids will grow up thinking 'It's my fault I'm depressed, and I'm choosing to be, so I'm not going to get help or get medication'. Do we really want the next generation of America thinking this?
Guest More than 1 year ago
From a mom perspective, I set this on the counter at home and my 12 year old picked it up to look at the pictures and cartoons--the next thing I know she has it in her backpack and is taking it to school to read. I overheard her discussing the 'way cool' stories with a friend. From one mom to another, buy it, and leave it out where your teen will see it. I promise, they'll pick it up and read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't know what the other review was talking about! I read this book in my English class, and we all loved it. The advice was great and the activities were a lot more entertaining than I thought they would be. I loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recently facilitated a TEENS class and had this book as a supplement to the materials. Since teens will not normally read through material on their own, one of the actitivies we did was to divide the class into 6 groups--one for each decision. I gave everyone 30 mintues to scan through their section and take notes, or highlight the things that stood out. After 30 minutes, they wanted even more time...so after about 45 minutes, I had each group present their section to the whole class. WOW!! They blew me away with their excitement and eagerness to share their sections. They made each of the 6 Decisions so relevant to themselves and each other. This book is engaging and discusses the things that teens need to know about. All the teens from my class give this book two thumbs up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a fabulous read. It really helped me to understand the facts of life, prepare for what lies ahead as my future, decide how to handle tough situations, and come to a realization of what obstacles are just around the corner. As a person who doesn't enjoy reading as much as others, I found this book in my hands in my free time quite often. Sean Covey is a marvelous author who knows how to keep the reader's attention. From his cartoons, to the personal stories included, to the proof of every fact in the book, he connected with me as a teenager in the modern world. He used games, questions, maps, and jokes to keep the reader feeling like he was part of their world. A good portion of his stories were ones that I have experienced myself, and his solutions truly helped me. Another thing I liked about Covey's writing was that he included references to his own book and proved his points with some ideas from that. Inside the book though, there was really nothing that I disliked about his writing or opinions. He made it clear that he was not trying to offend anyone and attempted to give advice that could apply to anyone. My favorite quote was "'When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.' -Mark Twain, author." His facts and examples are humorous to show teens what they look like from a different person's perspective. As the "new kid" at my school and in my neighborhood, Covey's ideas and stories led me to making more friends, believing in myself, and thinking more about my life in depth. Even for a near perfect person, this book really does help tie up loose ends. It is great for teens, parents, teachers, and anyone who wants a good freestyle reading book. The index is a clever idea making subject finding much easier. "The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make" made me think about how to focus on school and still have the right type of friends and surroundings, while getting along with and respecting my parents and staying out of trouble. I give this book a 5 because it kept me reading (and wanting to read) from cover to cover and taught me some very helpful information along the way. It will definitely be used as a guide to go back to in the future and look up helpful hints.
rkirkpeterson More than 1 year ago
This is a very educational and informative book for teens. Although the comics and some of the writing were a little embarrassing/juvenile, I liked it because of the intensive research and thought that was obviously put into it. I kind of wish I had had a resource like this as a teen because of it's fact-driven education. There are a lot of myths that were debunked even for me as an adult. Good tool for teens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it is very inspiring for the teenage soul and will help you make dissisions
NVmom More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my young (13)teen son. I wanted to read it myself first to make sure the things talked about were in keeping with our families values. I was so impressed with the content and delivery. It delivers wonderful information in a way that is entertaining and keeps your attention. Covey's use of personal experiences and his sense of humor make it an easy read. I'd highly recommend this book for teens and parents.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We use this book in my eighth grade SFA (skills for adolescence) class. i love it
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really good! I liked how it had cartoons and stories and stuff to keep my attention and I also really listened to what Sean Covey was saying in it. Now I am trying to be nicer to my family, be better to my friends and, like the other reviewer, I have decided that I don't want to have sex until after marriage. I am also not goint to even try drugs. It's just a really good book. I think that all teenagers should read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 6 most important decisions you will ever make has a lot of great information that I believe can be very helpful for teens in today's day and age. Covey covered a lot of decisions that teens will face. He covered everything from schooling and financial decisions to relationship decisions and how these will effect us later in life. I loved how the author used such a relaxed and casual tone throughout the book because I believe this was very helpful in capturing the attention of the teens that this book is aimed at. Throughout the high school years teens are forced to read a lot of books, and i personally believe that this should be one of them. I believe too often teens are forced to read books that do not apply to their own life and I think that needs to be changed. This book is a great way to start. This book directly relates to most if not all teens in today's day and age, and it holds valubal information that they can use in the near future as they head into college and into the real world. One of my favorite things about this book was how it was written in sections. This allows the reader to break up the info and it also makes it possible to read the sections out of order. The one thing that I thought that the author could have done better was incorporating more decisions that are not based around school. I believe school is very important at a young age however I believe the majority of life;s important decisions lie not in school but in your every day life which in all reality does not revolve around school.
momof4TJ More than 1 year ago
My son has read this book and LOVES it! He says Sean Covey is now his favorite author and is beginning to read another one of his books. Sean Covey's books are well written and written so that teens can relate to his stories and examples. Every teenager should read this book and I will definitely have my 15 year old read it next. Excellent read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent read it yet but i bet this book is going to be good if his other book was helpful am sure this book will also. Read the that are tittle 7habits of a teen awsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's the best I have read so far for teens. It covers all the basics and much more. Great gift.
AnnulaZen More than 1 year ago
My 13 year old couldn't put this down, and wants to buy a copy for all her friends that also love it!
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